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State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa

Corrections chief says planning to replace Oahu Community Correctional Center will continue.

Maui Courts Go Remote After MCCC Inmates Test Positive Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Maui Courts Go Remote After MCCC Inmates Test Positive

The unidentified inmates appeared in court and later tested positive for COIVD-19, a jail official said.

Autopsy: Hawaii’s Longest Serving Prison Inmate Died Of COVID-19 Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Autopsy: Hawaii’s Longest Serving Prison Inmate Died Of COVID-19

George Shimabuku, 84, is one of four Hawaii prisoners serving time in Arizona who died with the disease.

ACLU Urges State To Allow At-Risk Inmates To Be Vaccinated Early Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges State To Allow At-Risk Inmates To Be Vaccinated Early

Inmates and staff at correctional facilities are being infected at a higher rate than anyone else.

Corrections Commission Wants To Pause Planning On New Oahu Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Commission Wants To Pause Planning On New Oahu Jail

Shifts in the Oahu jail population suggest the state should reconsider the size of the new facility.

Prison Officials Won’t Say If COVID-19 Killed Halawa Inmate Who Died Sunday Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Officials Won’t Say If COVID-19 Killed Halawa Inmate Who Died Sunday

So far 169 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state’s largest prison.

Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major COVID-19 Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Largest Prison Hit With A Major COVID-19 Outbreak

So far at least 89 inmates and staff members have been infected at Halawa Correctional Facility.

Two More Hawaii Inmates Who Died At Saguaro Prison Had COVID-19, New Details Show Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Two More Hawaii Inmates Who Died At Saguaro Prison Had COVID-19, New Details Show

More than half of the 1,079 Hawaii prisoners at Saguaro have tested positive for COVID-19. Three who had the disease have died.

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19?

UPDATED. More than half of the state’s inmates serving time at the Arizona facility were infected, and one inmate was confirmed to have died Tuesday.

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