The state is holding nearly 1,000 inmates at Saguaro because there is no room for them in Hawaii correctional facilities.
Shimabuku, who was convicted of killing three men in the 1950s and 1960s, was the longest-serving inmate in the state system when he died. He was imprisoned continuously in state or federal correctional facilities for more than 56 years, from 1964 until last year.
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