State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.
The order was designed to reduce jail populations and limit the spread of COVID-19, but infections in jails have stabilized, the court says.
Advocates say something as simple as a state ID card can make all the difference for released convicts.
Both the House and Senate seem open to the idea of releasing more minor offenders without bail.
The fate of two state boards tasked with standardizing police practices and reforming the jail system depends on agreement between the Legislature and Gov. David Ige.
Cases at the correctional center are rising and the state health department has identified the situation as a cluster.
A failed amendment to a House bill that seeks to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics highlights some differences between Hawaii’s Democratic congressmen.