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Other States Are Shrinking Prison Populations — Why Not Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Other States Are Shrinking Prison Populations — Why Not Hawaii?

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative approved in 2012 was supposed to be a game-changer in the islands. It hasn't been.
Private Prison Operator Sees A Financially Healthy Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Private Prison Operator Sees A Financially Healthy Future

Corrections Corporation of America says rebranding itself as CoreCivic will help its bottom line.

Hawaii Prison Officials Say It Will Cost $23,000 For Public Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Officials Say It Will Cost $23,000 For Public Records

Eight months after we asked, the state wants big bucks for records pertaining to violence at an Arizona prison.

Oahu’s Inmates Are Facing Some Seriously ‘Inhumane’ Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Inmates Are Facing Some Seriously ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

The feds stepped in before. Hawaii needs a mix of expanded facilities and a decrease in prisoners to avoid losing control again.

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons

Even as the ground shifts nationally away from private prisons, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he sees no way it will change here anytime soon.

Longer Comment Period For OCCC Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Longer Comment Period For OCCC

The public has 30 more days to comment on the future of the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center

Several efforts are underway to find a solution to Hawaii’s prison problems, but coordination is lacking.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs

The state’s largest newspaper trims its news staff by more than 10 percent as part of a cost-cutting initiative.

Only 215 Hawaii Prisoners Were Tested For Valley Fever In Arizona Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Only 215 Hawaii Prisoners Were Tested For Valley Fever In Arizona

About 1,400 Hawaii prisoners are incarcerated in Arizona, but only a fraction have been tested for a disease common in the Southwest.

Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail

An environmental review for replacing the Oahu Community Correctional Center is challenged for not offering alternatives to two proposed sites.
Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’

A management-union dispute leads to the rescinding of a second voluntary buyout offer at Honolulu’s daily newspaper.

Hawaii Prison-Reform Efforts Look To Be On Conflicting Paths Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison-Reform Efforts Look To Be On Conflicting Paths

Lawmakers want a plan for a new jail finished before a task force decides what sort of new jail is needed.