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INMATE STABBED TO DEATH AT ST. CROIX PRISON

Sept. 23, 2001 — A 27-year-old inmate was fatally stabbed Saturday at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix.
Miguel Lebron, of St. Croix, died after being stabbed in his cell by at least one other inmate wielding a homemade weapon, Horace Magras, Corrections Bureau director, said Sunday. Lebron was pronounced dead on arrival at about 12:45 p.m. at Juan Luis Hospital. Magras said prison authorities have a suspect and believe other inmates were involved, as well.
Lebron was housed in the minimum-security section of the prison and was doing time for aggravated child abuse. Magras could not immediately say how much time remained on his sentence.
The last inmate murder at Golden Grove was around 1990, Magras said.
"This is a very tragic incident," Magras said. "We try to keep a handle on things, but prisons are inherently dangerous places, not just here but throughout the nation. That doesn’t justify it, but the staff does an excellent job keeping these incidents down to a minimum."
The Police Department and the V.I. Justice Department’s Special Investigations Division are investigating the crime.

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Sept. 23, 2001 -- A 27-year-old inmate was fatally stabbed Saturday at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix.
Miguel Lebron, of St. Croix, died after being stabbed in his cell by at least one other inmate wielding a homemade weapon, Horace Magras, Corrections Bureau director, said Sunday. Lebron was pronounced dead on arrival at about 12:45 p.m. at Juan Luis Hospital. Magras said prison authorities have a suspect and believe other inmates were involved, as well.
Lebron was housed in the minimum-security section of the prison and was doing time for aggravated child abuse. Magras could not immediately say how much time remained on his sentence.
The last inmate murder at Golden Grove was around 1990, Magras said.
"This is a very tragic incident," Magras said. "We try to keep a handle on things, but prisons are inherently dangerous places, not just here but throughout the nation. That doesn’t justify it, but the staff does an excellent job keeping these incidents down to a minimum."
The Police Department and the V.I. Justice Department’s Special Investigations Division are investigating the crime.