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Hawaii Keeps Secret What Happens In Its Private Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Keeps Secret What Happens In Its Private Prison

Even when prisoners are murdered, state officials and their private contractor shield themselves from the public eye.

Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love Flickr: James Cridland

Criminal Justice Reform Fails To Get Much Legislative Love

Neighbor island facilities received some significant financial help, but the state’s main facilities on Oahu will remain overcrowded and crumbling.

Experts: Act Now To Improve The Contract With An Arizona Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Experts: Act Now To Improve The Contract With An Arizona Prison

The contract governing a deal to house at least 1,400 Hawaii prisoners is about to be signed.

CCA Submits The Only Bid For Hawaii’s Private Prison Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CCA Submits The Only Bid For Hawaii’s Private Prison Contract

State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.

Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Prison Officials Quietly Move To Extend An Out-Of-State Contract

The state will likely continue with Corrections Corporation of America in Arizona, despite a long history of problems.

Lawsuit Claims Widespread Infringement of Prisoners’ Religious Rights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawsuit Claims Widespread Infringement of Prisoners’ Religious Rights

A Native Hawaiian prisoner at Halawa Correctional Facility is seeking class-action status so that fellow inmates could join the suit.

The Prison Visit That Cost My Family $2,370 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Prison Visit That Cost My Family $2,370

How families bear the hidden cost of shipping inmates out of state.
How Did A Man Lose His Fingers And Feet To A Jailhouse Infection? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Did A Man Lose His Fingers And Feet To A Jailhouse Infection?

The state is on the hook for more than $7 million for neglecting a former inmate’s severe blood infection at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

State Pulls Request For Prison Environmental Studies Exemption Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Pulls Request For Prison Environmental Studies Exemption

Lawmakers advance bills to fast track relocation of the Oahu Community Correctional Center but decide environmental studies are a must.
Lawmakers Consider Releasing Some Offenders To Relieve Overcrowding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmakers Consider Releasing Some Offenders To Relieve Overcrowding

Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms Flickr: James Cridland

‘Smart On Crime’: Lawmakers Take Up Wide-Ranging Reforms

The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.

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