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COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative

Department of Public Safety officials say the first mass testing of a state prison found no cases among the convicts.

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center set fire to mattresses, plastic chairs and books.

Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety Courtesy: Office of the Governor

Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety

Paroling Authority Chairman Fred Hyun is to assess strengths and weaknesses in corrections and law enforcement.

Maui Inmates Briefly Resist Orders To Return To Cells Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Maui Inmates Briefly Resist Orders To Return To Cells

Maui police were called to be on standby in case they were needed, according to jail officials.

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System

The latest death happened Monday evening in a crowded quarantine cell at OCCC.

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

The attorney general told state lawmakers they cannot repeat what was told to them in a private briefing with public officials.

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda

United Public Workers, HGEA say the state is not doing enough to get COVID-19 under control at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections

State officials say it’s tough to find safe places for ex-inmates to spend their 14-day post-release isolation.

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says

The whistleblower sergeant says she tried to stop the release, but was unable to prevent it.

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