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This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

This Deputy Sheriff Was Twice Accused Of Sex Assault And Fired. Then He Got His Job Back

The deputy has already put the state on the hook for more than $7 million in damages, a case that revealed shortcomings in the jail’s practices for handling women prisoners.

Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Federal Jury Awards $7M To Woman Assaulted In Court Cellblock In Hawaii

The deputy sheriff accused of assault maintains he did nothing wrong.

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/2019

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/2020

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/2019

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.

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