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Honolulu Protesters Join The Outcry Over Immigration Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Protesters Join The Outcry Over Immigration Ban

Demonstrators gather at Honolulu International Airport on Sunday as similar scenes play out across the country.

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Can One Attorney Sue The Chief And Defend Him At The Same Time?

Myles Breiner has filed numerous lawsuits attacking the credibility of HPD, the chief and his prosecutor wife. Now he’s representing the couple.

Clemency For 3 Hawaii Men Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clemency For 3 Hawaii Men

With 330 new cases, President Barack Obama has granted more clemencies than any other president in history.

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Quick Fixes For Prison Overcrowding In Governor’s Budget

The Department of Public Safety has not started on expansion of three jails, a $37.5 million project approved by lawmakers last year.

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Hawaii’s Prisoners Are Ending Up In Facilities All Over The Country

But, citing privacy and security reasons, state prison officials won’t say why prisoners are being transferred or where they have gone.

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Of Hawaii Prison Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Calls For Federal Probe Of Hawaii Prison Conditions

The complaint alleges overcrowding has led to “systemwide deterioration” at seven prisons and jails.

Homeless Count Volunteers Sought PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Homeless Count Volunteers Sought

Organizers are gearing up for the annual count of homeless people, but they are facing a serious shortage of volunteers.

Do Hawaii Prisons Overuse Solitary Confinement? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Do Hawaii Prisons Overuse Solitary Confinement?

Most of the state’s maximum-custody inmates live in special holding cells for up to 23 hours per day. The policy bucks a national trend.

200 To Receive Rental Assistance

200 To Receive Rental Assistance

Nearly four months after opening up the waitlist for the Section 8 program, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority is ready to hand out housing vouchers.

Lawsuit Targets Secrecy In Hawaii Tax Change Proposals ©PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Targets Secrecy In Hawaii Tax Change Proposals

Why did the Ige administration try to change rules on tax refunds and general excise tax licenses? It doesn’t want you to know.

Former Big Island Prison Warden Sues State Over Firing Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Former Big Island Prison Warden Sues State Over Firing

Ruth Forbes’ lawsuit alleges disgruntled employees conspired to get her fired.

Other States Are Shrinking Prison Populations — Why Not Hawaii? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Other States Are Shrinking Prison Populations — Why Not Hawaii?

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative approved in 2012 was supposed to be a game-changer in the islands. It hasn't been.