Hanif's Habeas Petition Denied

Hanif’s Habeas Petition Challenging Mainland Custody Denied

In an effort to address one of the longstanding issues of the VI3 being held in prison in the mainland U.S., far away from their families, Hanif filed a habeas petition in 2015. On May 11th, Judge Wilma Lewis filed a denial. It seems that the Virgin Island 3, along with approximately 100 other Virgin Island prisoners held on the mainland, are unjustly held in the mainland private prison system. This is an issue worthy of future litigation.