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Bail Reform Stalls In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bail Reform Stalls In Hawaii Legislature

But lawmakers reached agreement Wednesday on a bill to limit the governor’s emergency powers.

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Ends Early Release Of Inmates

State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.

Hawaii Supreme Court May Lift COVID-19 Order To Free Inmates Without Bail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court May Lift COVID-19 Order To Free Inmates Without Bail

The order was designed to reduce jail populations and limit the spread of COVID-19, but infections in jails have stabilized, the court says.

Many Inmates Leaving Prison Are Still Having Trouble Getting ID Cards Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Many Inmates Leaving Prison Are Still Having Trouble Getting ID Cards

Advocates say something as simple as a state ID card can make all the difference for released convicts.

Get Rid Of Cash Bail In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Get Rid Of Cash Bail In Hawaii

Lawmakers should approve Senate Bill 1260, a solid step toward much-needed jail reform.

Lawmakers Advance Bail Reform To Fix A ‘Broken’ System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Advance Bail Reform To Fix A ‘Broken’ System

Both the House and Senate seem open to the idea of releasing more minor offenders without bail.

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Funding Fight Slows Action On Police, Prison Reform

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.

Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried Jack Truesdale/Civil Beat

Growing COVID-19 Outbreak At Maui Jail Has Inmates, Families Worried

Cases at the correctional center are rising and the state health department has identified the situation as a cluster.

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kahele, Case Divided On Whether Inmates Should Vote From Prison

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.