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Kevin Dayton

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System

The latest death happened Monday evening in a crowded quarantine cell at OCCC.

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can Hawaii ‘Reset’ With New Public Safety And Health Directors?

Gov. David Ige insists the abrupt departures of Bruce Anderson and Nolan Espinda were voluntary.

Anderson, Espinda Out In Ige Cabinet Shake-Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Anderson, Espinda Out In Ige Cabinet Shake-Up

The Hawaii health and public safety directors are the latest in a series of departures.

Lawmakers: DOH Needs To Disclose Any COVID-19 Cases Caused By Ex-Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers: DOH Needs To Disclose Any COVID-19 Cases Caused By Ex-Inmates

Any infections at a halfway house or treatment program that might be related to a released inmate need to be revealed, a House committee urged.

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time

City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson says “the process sucks,” referring to how this major public-private partnership award is made.

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

The attorney general told state lawmakers they cannot repeat what was told to them in a private briefing with public officials.

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda

United Public Workers, HGEA say the state is not doing enough to get COVID-19 under control at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections

State officials say it’s tough to find safe places for ex-inmates to spend their 14-day post-release isolation.

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says

The whistleblower sergeant says she tried to stop the release, but was unable to prevent it.