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Hawaii Prison System

January 2018

Wednesday, January 17

Activists: Hawaii Can Get By With A Much Smaller Jail

November 2017

Tuesday, November 14

Nevada’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Inmates Move In With Hawaii Prisoners

Wednesday, November 8

‘Preferred’ Jail Site Currently Houses Animal Quarantine Station

October 2017

Monday, October 2

The Disturbing State Of Mental Health Care In Hawaii’s Prisons

September 2017

Tuesday, September 5

Will Kalihi Redevelopment Push Out Current Residents And Businesses?

July 2017

Friday, July 14

No Relief In Sight For High Cost Of Prison Phone Calls

June 2017

Wednesday, June 21

Inmate Deaths Leave Families, Advocates Searching For Answers

May 2017

Tuesday, May 9

Hawaii’s Inaction On Replacing Jail Is A Victory For Justice Reformers

April 2017

Wednesday, April 12

Hawaii Set To Roll Back Nation’s Toughest Drug Paraphernalia Laws

February 2017

Friday, February 24

Bill Clamps Down On State’s Habit Of Segregating Inmates

Wednesday, February 22

Ian Lind: Count On Hawaii To Ignore Logical Prison Report

Monday, February 6

Settlement Protects Religious Rights For Hawaiian Prisoners

Thursday, February 2

New Oahu Jail Will Cost Hundreds Of Millions

January 2017

Thursday, January 12

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country

Tuesday, January 10

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Of Hawaii Prison Conditions

December 2016

Thursday, December 22

Do Hawaii Prisons Overuse Solitary Confinement?

November 2016

Tuesday, November 29

Former Big Island Prison Warden Sues State Over Firing

Monday, November 21

Other States Are Shrinking Prison Populations — Why Not Hawaii?

Thursday, November 3

Private Prison Operator Sees A Financially Healthy Future

October 2016

Monday, October 31

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

Friday, October 21

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

Thursday, October 13

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons

Wednesday, October 5

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center

September 2016

Monday, September 26

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

Thursday, September 8

New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery

Friday, September 2

Judge Steve Alm Is Taking His Message Of ‘HOPE’ To DC

August 2016

Monday, August 29

Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases

Wednesday, August 24

CCA Faces Shareholder Revolt

Friday, August 19

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons

Wednesday, August 3

Arizona Prison Is Not Reporting Disease Cases To Health Agency

Tuesday, August 2

Hawaii Re-Ups With Arizona Prison For $45 Million Per Year

July 2016

Friday, July 22

Valley Fever Risk Won’t Slow Flow Of Hawaii Prisoners To Arizona

Wednesday, July 13

Why Hawaii Has A Double Standard On Isolating Prisoners

Tuesday, July 5

Hawaii Extends Negotiation On New Private Prison Contract

June 2016

Monday, June 27

A Deadly Dust Is Plaguing Hawaii Prisoners In Arizona

Monday, June 20

Hawaii Doesn’t Know If Prisoners Sent To Mainland Are Likelier To Reoffend

Thursday, June 2

Is Hawaii Doing Enough to Protect Transgender Inmates In Prisons?

May 2016

Wednesday, May 25

Is Hawaii Really Saving Millions By Using A Mainland Prison?

Wednesday, May 18

Hawaii Keeps Secret What Happens In Its Private Prison

Monday, May 9

Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love

Monday, May 2

Experts: Act Now To Improve The Contract With An Arizona Prison

April 2016

Friday, April 29

CCA Submits The Only Bid For Hawaii’s Private Prison Contract

Monday, April 25

Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract

Monday, April 18

Pod Squad: Will We Ever Bring Our Inmates Home From Arizona?

Friday, April 15

Lawsuit Claims Widespread Infringement of Prisoners’ Religious Rights

Tuesday, April 12

The Prison Visit That Cost My Family $2,370

Friday, April 8

How Did A Man Lose His Fingers And Feet To A Jailhouse Infection?

March 2016

Monday, March 7

Prison Operator Wants Native Hawaiian Prisoners’ Suit Wrapped Up

February 2016

Friday, February 19

Hawaii Lawmakers To Debate Proposal For Ballots Behind Bars

Tuesday, February 16

State Pulls Request For Prison Environmental Studies Exemption

Thursday, February 11

Lawmakers Consider Releasing Some Offenders To Relieve Overcrowding

Tuesday, February 9

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms

January 2016

Thursday, January 28

OCCC Relocation Could Be Almost A Half-Billion-Dollar Proposition

Ankle Bracelets Could Help Cut Hawaii Prison Costs And Overcrowding

Friday, January 22

Jailhouse Rock: Moving OCCC Is A Priority For Gov Ige

Thursday, January 21

Lawsuit Claims Native Hawaiian Religion Being Restricted Behind Bars

Tuesday, January 12

Ige’s Proposed Budget Tackles Chronic Overcrowding At Jails

November 2015

Friday, November 6

Bedbugs Infest Oahu Jail — Again

Thursday, November 5

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

Wednesday, November 4

Honolulu Pays $190K To Settle Jailhouse Death Lawsuit

Monday, November 2

Obama Calls For Help For Offenders

Phoning Home From Prison: Excessive Prices Will Be Reined In

October 2015

Friday, October 23

Hawaii Drug Offenders To Be Freed Early In Federal Sentencing Overhaul

Wednesday, October 21

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

September 2015

Tuesday, September 29

Treating Hawaii’s Sex Offenders: ‘Here, We Don’t Give Up on People’

August 2015

Tuesday, August 25

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

Monday, August 17

What’s Happening to Hawaii’s Push for Criminal Justice Reform?

Friday, August 14

Death of Hawaii Prisoner in Arizona Prison Is Ruled a Homicide

Friday, August 7

Death of Hawaii Prisoner Under Investigation at Arizona Prison

Monday, August 3

Ige: Number of Hawaii Prisoners Incarcerated in Arizona Will Go Up Before it Goes Down

May 2015

Wednesday, May 6

Spiritual Healing: A ‘More Hawaiian’ Way to Deal With Delinquent Kids

March 2015

Friday, March 20

No Prison-for-Pineapples After Land Swap Bill Stalls in House

February 2015

Monday, February 9

Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned?

June 2014

Thursday, June 19

Hawaii Prison System Faces More Scrutiny

May 2014

Friday, May 23

Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library

March 2014

Wednesday, March 19

Slower State Revenue Growth Threatens Efforts to Reform Hawaii Prisons

Tuesday, March 11

Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

February 2014

Thursday, February 20

Former Inmates to Share Stories from Hawaii Women’s Prison

Friday, February 7

Justice Reinvestment Report: Hawaii’s Prison System More Efficient

January 2014

Monday, January 27

Another Guard Accused of Smuggling Meth into Halawa Prison

Tuesday, January 7

Agency That Oversees Prisons Struggles to Fill Vacant Positions

December 2013

Saturday, December 14

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

November 2013

Saturday, November 23

Prison Plan Includes New Facilities in Kona, Hilo

July 2013

Saturday, July 20

$12.7M Released For Prisons, Health Centers, Data Systems

April 2013

Thursday, April 25

Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

Thursday, April 18

Hawaii Lawmakers Clear Way To Reopen Big Island Prison in Budget Talks

Friday, April 5

‘Lessons Learned’ From Oahu Prison Escape

March 2013

Friday, March 29

Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5 Percent

January 2013

Monday, January 7

Public Hearings on Proposed Reopening of Big Island Prison

December 2012

Thursday, December 27

Task Force Demands Action On Hawaiian Incarceration

November 2012

Saturday, November 24

Plans to Reopen Big Island Prison Moving Forward

October 2012

Wednesday, October 24

Why So Many Hawaiian, Samoan And Filipino Youth In Justice System?

June 2012

Thursday, June 21

‘First Step’ Taken to Transform Criminal Justice System

May 2012

Wednesday, May 23

Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Second Arizona Inmate

Wednesday, May 16

ACLU: Hawaii Denied Prisoners Marriage Rights

February 2012

Wednesday, February 29

A Plan to Return Hawaii’s Mainland Inmates

Saturday, February 18

Not So Public: Auditor Stonewalled On Prison Job

Thursday, February 16

Death of Hawaii Prisoner Raises Concerns About Arizona Facility

Wednesday, February 15

ACLU Hawaii Sues Mainland Prison Company

September 2011

Wednesday, September 28

Analyze This: Hawaii’s Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, September 27

Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Friday, September 23

Inside Halawa: A Reporter’s Notebook

Thursday, September 22

Halawa Guards Sidestep Metal and Drug Detection

Lawmakers Investigate Prison Complaints

July 2011

Tuesday, July 5

Crime and Punishment at the Hawaii Legislature

June 2011

Tuesday, June 28

Initiative Aims To Bring Hawaii’s Prisoners Home

March 2011

Saturday, March 26

Keeping Hawaii Inmates’ IDs Out of The Trash

February 2011

Friday, February 18

New Public Safety Director ‘Born’ For the Job

December 2010

Thursday, December 30

Critical Audit Could Spur Hawaii Prison Reform

Thursday, December 16

Gov: ‘Bring All Prisoners Back’ From Mainland

Saturday, December 11

A Surcharge on Safety: Outsized Overtime at the Hawaii Department of Public Safety

September 2010

Wednesday, September 29

Criminal Injustice for Native Hawaiians