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Yoohyun Jung

Critics Say Hawaii Prisons Are Failing To Help Released Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Say Hawaii Prisons Are Failing To Help Released Inmates

Advocates say they’ve had to take over reentry services for prisoners released because of COVID-19 worries.

Hawaii Prosecutors Want COVID-19 Inmate Releases Stopped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prosecutors Want COVID-19 Inmate Releases Stopped

The state has released more than 800 inmates since early March. Three county prosecutors say the public safety risk outweighs COVID-19 dangers.

Prison Commission Demands Answers On COVID-19 At Arizona Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Commission Demands Answers On COVID-19 At Arizona Prison

An attorney alleges that more than a dozen staff members have COVID-19. CoreCivic says two have tested positive.

Fake Cures To Phishing: The Pandemic Is A Boon For Scammers CDC

Fake Cures To Phishing: The Pandemic Is A Boon For Scammers

Government regulators say to watch out for rip-offs and to get ready for more as the crisis continues.

Hawaii Jails Have Released More Than 800 Inmates Since March Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Jails Have Released More Than 800 Inmates Since March

Criminal justice stakeholders have been working to reduce the jail population in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawsuit Filed By Guardian Of Child Abused By Military Parents Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Filed By Guardian Of Child Abused By Military Parents

Tripler Army Medical Center should have reported signs of abuse in another child who died earlier, lawsuit says.

Punahou Coach Accused Of Sex Abuse Went On To Other Schools

Punahou Coach Accused Of Sex Abuse Went On To Other Schools

The women accusing him of sexual assault say Punahou knew about his behavior since 2003. But he’s coached at three other schools and a club team since Punahou.

Public Shut Out Of Honolulu Police Commission Meeting Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Shut Out Of Honolulu Police Commission Meeting

Commission Chair Shannon Alivado says it’s because of logistical challenges, not because the board’s trying to be secretive.

Kamehameha Schools Faces A Spate Of Sex Abuse Claims Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kamehameha Schools Faces A Spate Of Sex Abuse Claims

At least 16 plaintiffs are named in six lawsuits. Other schools also have been sued in the weeks leading up to a deadline Friday.