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Advocates say they’ve had to take over reentry services for prisoners released because of COVID-19 worries.
Special Master Dan Foley filed an interim report with the Supreme Court Thursday saying the process should involve judges.
The state says that, despite overcrowding, there will be room to isolate sick inmates.
The Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to present a dilemma for lawmakers.
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.
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.