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New Oahu Jail Project Is Stalling Out Over Lack Of Cash, Community Support Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Oahu Jail Project Is Stalling Out Over Lack Of Cash, Community Support

OCCC has a five-year master plan, but it’s unclear when the five-year period starts or ends, and nobody wants to pay for it. 

Contractor Pleads Guilty In Schofield Bribery Case U.S. Army

Contractor Pleads Guilty In Schofield Bribery Case

John Winslett admitted taking more than $700,000 in kickbacks.

Kealohas Could Avoid Bank Fraud Trial If Plea Deal Reached Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kealohas Could Avoid Bank Fraud Trial If Plea Deal Reached

A new indictment lays out more details in the case involving Katherine Kealoha’s oversight of children’s trust funds.

New Ideas For Transforming Hawaii’s Prisons flcikr: Jason Farrar

New Ideas For Transforming Hawaii’s Prisons

From alternatives to incarceration to storytelling to more legal action, experts on law and justice have plenty of thoughts on improving Hawaii’s system.

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Federal Judge Postpones Sentencing Of The Kealohas For Two Weeks

Louis Kealoha, the former Honolulu police chief, and Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy city prosecutor, are now scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 31.

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Step Up Enforcement Of Illegal Gambling In Hawaii

Officials say asset forfeiture will be a key strategy in stopping and deterring the spread of illicit gambling houses.

Judge Says Puanas Should Get New Trial Against Katherine Kealoha Submitted

Judge Says Puanas Should Get New Trial Against Katherine Kealoha

Katherine Kealoha had been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars by a civil jury. But her uncle and grandmother are hoping to get that back.

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU: Hawaii Needs Fewer People In Prison, More Treatment Programs

A new “Smart Justice” report argues the public would be safer if people got help instead of punishment.

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Top Hawaii Sheriff Officials Lacked Basic Training For Decades

Three years after news reports first surfaced questioning a lack of training, the state Department of Public Safety finally releases records confirming the lapse.

Retired Judge Appointed To Prison Oversight Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Retired Judge Appointed To Prison Oversight Commission

Mike Town, who retired in 2010, was appointed by Senate President Ron Kouchi.

New Prison Oversight Commission Is Off To A Slow Start Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Prison Oversight Commission Is Off To A Slow Start

Reforming Hawaii’s aging and overcrowded prisons was a notable accomplishment of the 2019 Legislature. So what’s happened?

Effort To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Effort To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor Continues

A Honolulu businessman isn’t giving up on his quest to oust Keith Kaneshiro.