Press Release 2020-0008 Covid-19 Procedures
Posted on 04/18/2020
The Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, Harold W.L. Willocks, today signed an administrative order establishing an emergency procedure to reduce the potential for introducing the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) into facilities operated by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections. The order, which goes into effect on April 9, 2020, grants peace officers the discretion to effectuate arrests for misdemeanors and minor felonies through issuance of an appearance ticket rather than by physical restraint and detention. It also directs the Attorney General and the Office of the Territorial Public Defender to confer and when possible stipulate to the release of a person arrested or held in pretrial detention.

Superior Court Miscellaneous Order_SX-2020-MC-00030.pdf