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Inmates Allegedly Attack Corrections Officers In Dispute Over Social Distancing At Hilo Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmates Allegedly Attack Corrections Officers In Dispute Over Social Distancing At Hilo Jail

Staff members were treated and released for injuries, and intend to press charges against the prisoners.

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail

Staff say Oahu Community Correctional Center still does not isolate incoming inmates for the full 14-day quarantine.

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail Courtesy: PSD

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail

A $4.5 million project to upgrade video surveillance at Hawaii Community Correctional Center won’t be complete until next year.

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.

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