Robert Merce

Robert Merce is a retired attorney. He served as vice-chair of the House Concurrent Resolution 85 Task Force on Prison Reform and was the principal author of the group's final report to the 2019 Legislature. He is on the Board of Directors of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation and served on the Hawaii Reentry Commission.
Restore Justice. End The Cash Bail System Shay Sowden/Flickr

Restore Justice. End The Cash Bail System

Most of us would like to believe that the law treats the rich and the poor alike, but it doesn’t.

OCCC Is A 21st-Century Poorhouse And Asylum. We Must Do Better Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OCCC Is A 21st-Century Poorhouse And Asylum. We Must Do Better

The misuse of our jail is rampant. It doesn’t have to be that way.