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Kevin Dayton

At Oahu Jail, Healthy Inmates Are Being Housed With COVID-19 Cases Chad Blair/Civil Beat

At Oahu Jail, Healthy Inmates Are Being Housed With COVID-19 Cases

Gang rivalries and crowding increase tensions as the disease is detected in almost all living units, staff members say.

Inmates Are Released As COVID-19 Spreads Inside Hawaii’s Largest Jail

Inmates Are Released As COVID-19 Spreads Inside Hawaii’s Largest Jail

A class-action lawsuit is planned in response to this “major catastrophe” as more prisoners arrive at OCCC.

State Begins Releasing Inmates To Limit COVID-19 Infections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Begins Releasing Inmates To Limit COVID-19 Infections

Five inmates were released Tuesday and more on Wednesday to comply with state Supreme Court orders.

Halawa Inmate Dies After Assault By Another Prisoner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Halawa Inmate Dies After Assault By Another Prisoner

Corrections officials are not yet releasing the name of the 70-year-old who died at Halawa Correctional Facility.

Ige Plans Furloughs For Public Workers Starting In November Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Plans Furloughs For Public Workers Starting In November

The administration also plans to borrow $750 million and defer health fund payments to balance the state budget.

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions

The state Supreme Court ordered the release of certain inmates because physical distancing is not possible, which potentially places inmates and staff at risk of death.

Hawaii Supreme Court Mulls New Release Of Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Mulls New Release Of Inmates

The state public defender argues inmates are deprived of basic protection from COVID-19, and CDC guidelines aren’t followed.

Maui Jail Memos Show Newly Admitted Inmates Are Isolated For Only 5 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Jail Memos Show Newly Admitted Inmates Are Isolated For Only 5 Days

State Department of Public Safety protocol calls for isolating new arrivals for 14 days to prevent coronoavirus spread.

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible

Staff and inmates alike have been infected as COVID-19 spreads inside Hawaii’s largest jail.