Bob Merce, a board member of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., helped author a 2018 task force report calling for the state to focus far more on rehabilitation rather than punishment when it comes to Hawaii’s criminal justice system.

Merce joins host Chad Blair on the Pod Squad to talk about recommendations from the report and how they might be turned into legislation this year.

Bob Merce, a board member of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., holds a copy of the HCR 85 task force report on criminal justice reform.

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