Civil Beat Staff

Rui Kaneya

Rui Kaneya is an investigative reporter for Civil Beat.

December 2016

Thursday, December 22

Do Hawaii Prisons Overuse Solitary Confinement?

Thursday, December 1

200 To Receive Rental Assistance

Lawsuit Targets Secrecy In Hawaii Tax Change Proposals

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

Monday, October 10

Longer Comment Period For OCCC

Wednesday, October 5

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center

September 2016

Tuesday, September 27

Honolulu Star-Advertiser To Cut 15 Newsroom Jobs

Only 215 Hawaii Prisoners Were Tested For Valley Fever In Arizona

Monday, September 26

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

Wednesday, September 21

Job Cuts At The Star-Advertiser By ‘End Of The Month’

Wednesday, September 14

Hawaii Prison-Reform Efforts Look To Be On Conflicting Paths

Tuesday, September 13

Lawsuit Against Homeless Sweeps Could Cost Taxpayers $1M

Thursday, September 8

New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates

AP: Fishermen Exploited In Hawaii

Wednesday, September 7

New Chief For Paroling Authority

Tuesday, September 6

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery

August 2016

Tuesday, August 30

Obama Commutes More Sentences

Monday, August 29

Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases

Wednesday, August 24

CCA Faces Shareholder Revolt

Tuesday, August 23

Second Lawsuit Over Hepatitis A

Star-Advertiser Rescinds Buyout Offer For Newsroom Employees

Monday, August 22

How One Attorney Is Trying To Make Food Safer

Friday, August 19

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons

Thursday, August 18

A Full-Year Homeless Emergency

Wednesday, August 17

First Lawsuit Filed In Hepatitis A Outbreak

Monday, August 15

Lawsuit Over Homeless Sweeps A Step Closer To Settlement

How Retail Ad Decline Is Hurting Newspapers — Even In Hawaii

Wednesday, August 3

Job Cuts Loom At The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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

Thursday, July 21

Ige Looks To Reduce Unsheltered Homeless To ‘Functional Zero’

Wednesday, July 13

Why Hawaii Has A Double Standard On Isolating Prisoners

Tuesday, July 5

Hawaii Extends Negotiation On New Private Prison Contract

Friday, July 1

ACLU Lawyer To Be State Ethics Chief

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

Wednesday, May 11

Hawaii Ranks No. 3 In Access To Justice

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

Lawmakers Fail To Cut A Deal To Rebuild Hawaii’s Oldest Jail

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

Wednesday, April 27

Lawmakers OK Claims Worth $11 Million

Monday, April 25

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

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

Tuesday, March 1

Lawmakers Consider ‘Mobile Court’ For Homeless Defendants

February 2016

Thursday, February 18

City Pays For Damages Over Homeless Sweeps

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

Friday, February 5

Bill Targeting Homeless on State Land Advances At Hawaii Legislature

Super Bowl Looms, And A Lot Of Prison Guards Feel Colds Coming On

Thursday, February 4

Mandatory Shelter Stay for Probationers?

Tuesday, February 2

Homeless Relocation Program Likely Grounded

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

New Bill Seeks To Ban Sitting Or Lying On State Lands

Jailhouse Rock: Moving OCCC Is A Priority For Gov Ige

Thursday, January 21

Lawsuit Claims Native Hawaiian Religion Being Restricted Behind Bars

Wednesday, January 20

Court OKs New Rules On Homeless Sweeps

Homeless Sweeps Would Proliferate Under Ige’s Budget Plan

Tuesday, January 12

Ige’s Proposed Budget Tackles Chronic Overcrowding At Jails

EPA Fines Hawaii’s Geothermal Plant Operator