Colleen Rost-Banik

Habitual Offender Laws Are More Political Theater Than Crime Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Habitual Offender Laws Are More Political Theater Than Crime Control

Punitive approaches to minor offenses will only exacerbate the challenges faced by Hawaii’s criminal justice system.

Oahu Doesn’t Need Another New Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Oahu Doesn’t Need Another New Jail

It won’t mitigate the harm and violence of the current system in ways supporters of the idea claim.

Let’s Align State Budgets With Values That Oppose Oppression Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Let’s Align State Budgets With Values That Oppose Oppression

Hawaii’s public schools and university system in particular can and must do more to address systemic racism and sexism.
Extending Compassion In Disruptive Times Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Extending Compassion In Disruptive Times

During this pandemic, let’s make Hawaii a national leader in offering safety to those with the least among us.
The School Year? Shut It Down Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The School Year? Shut It Down

Students without access to financial reserves are more concerned about how to afford food and housing right now.