- Special Projects
The Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to present a dilemma for lawmakers.
An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities.
A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that guards at Kulani Correctional Facility failed to render aid to a dying inmate and that it only came to light when another inmate came forward.
Studies suggest non-contact visits can be harmful for families, especially children.
State corrections officials, who unsuccessfully sought funding to build a new facility, are proposing construction of an annex to the overcrowded Hilo jail.
Some members of the House Finance Committee want to know how the new positions can be justified.
A Honolulu nonprofit’s support was essential to turning Kellyn Cabral’s life around, she says.
Many neighborhood board members don’t really want the new facility in Aiea, but they see the need for improving conditions for Oahu’s inmates.
The new state commission is supposed to bring a new vision for prisons. But it’s made up of people who have been part of the problem.
The state’s only re-entry facility for federal inmates closed after the city of Honolulu purchased the building and destined it for drug treatment.