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State corrections officials, who unsuccessfully sought funding to build a new facility, are proposing construction of an annex to the overcrowded Hilo jail.
In a resolution approved Tuesday, the board is asking the Legislature for $483,000 and four additional years to create uniform standards for police departments.
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.
Maui prosecutors cited Hawaii’s use of force law, which allows deadly force to be used by law enforcement against escaping jail or prison detainees.
Three years after news reports first surfaced questioning a lack of training, the state Department of Public Safety finally releases records confirming the lapse.
Reforming Hawaii’s aging and overcrowded prisons was a notable accomplishment of the 2019 Legislature. So what’s happened?
The Honolulu prosecutor’s office will consider whether to pursue charges against the deputy involved in the shooting death of a man on the State Capitol grounds.
UPDATED: But some employees felt coerced to support Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda’s confirmation, the Ethics Commission writes in a guidance letter to Jodie Maesaka-Hirata.
The measure also includes $2 million to temporarily house 248 additional Hawaii inmates at a private prison in Arizona.
UPDATED: Gov. David Ige had stood behind his embattled director amid concerns about jail overcrowding, fatal shootings and a recent riot.
A stubborn insistence on sticking with flawed nominee Nolan Espinda seems to value loyalty over leadership.