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Hawaii Is Spending Tens Of Millions To Lock Up Low-Level Drug Offenders Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Is Spending Tens Of Millions To Lock Up Low-Level Drug Offenders

Lawmakers approved a pilot program to divert low-risk drug offenders to treatment instead of prison. But, a year later, it’s stuck in bureaucratic limbo.

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit Submitted

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit

Family members suspected Luis Lopez was murdered after his arrest by Honolulu police for driving under the influence.
Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’ Flickr: Mike Tigas

Honolulu Police, The FBI And The So-Called ‘Ferguson Effect’

The FBI director says crime might be going up because cops are becoming more timid under intense scrutiny of police actions. That doesn't appear to be the case in Honolulu.
Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul flickr: mhsneon

Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul

First 31 Hawaii inmates will be released next week, as part of the largest nationwide release of federal inmates in history.

Hawaii Panel to Keep Prisoners From Reoffending Does Nothing — And Never Has Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Panel to Keep Prisoners From Reoffending Does Nothing — And Never Has

Legislators created the Re-entry Commission in 2009 and revamped it in 2012. But, to date, it has never had a quorum at a meeting.

Lawsuit: Coverup In Honolulu Police Custody Death Honolulu Police Department

Lawsuit: Coverup In Honolulu Police Custody Death

Sheldon Haleck died in March after a run-in with Honolulu police officers, yet little information has been release to his family or the public.
Ex-HPD Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Attacks Screen shot from KITV

Ex-HPD Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Attacks

Vincent Morre was caught on surveillance video beating two men inside a Honolulu game room. Two more officers who were on the scene are scheduled to be sentenced for trying to cover it up.
Hawaii Man Faces Child Porn Charges Ozzzie/Flickr

Hawaii Man Faces Child Porn Charges

Grand jury charges David Sisombath with multiple counts of child abuse and child pornography.
Hawaii Innocence Project: ‘Justice Is A Matter of the Heart’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Innocence Project: ‘Justice Is A Matter of the Heart’

A legal clinic trying to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted has new leadership that's hoping to free more innocent people.
Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’ Gene Park / Civil Beat

Teen’s Mom: ‘It’s Not that He’s A Criminal. He’s Mentally Ill’

Hawaii is underserving its 12,000 youths who suffer from mental illness, and the problem is getting worse.
When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

When Cops Become Criminals: Arrests of HPD Officers Point to a ‘Culture of Corruption’

Dozens of Honolulu police officers have been arrested over the past few years for crimes ranging from drunken driving and tampering with government records to sex assault and extortion.
Inmate Work Furlough Program: Statistical Success or a Public Danger? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmate Work Furlough Program: Statistical Success or a Public Danger?

Prison-reform advocates and tough-on-crime proponents glean different conclusions from the same numbers concerning well-publicized prisoners who walk away — and the few who commit new crimes.