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Denby Fawcett: Redemption in Halawa Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Redemption in Halawa Prison

In Hawaii's prisons, the inmates take care of their sick and dying brothers.
Where Did HSTA Stand on Resolutions to Increase Teacher Pay? Meliha Gojak/iStock

Where Did HSTA Stand on Resolutions to Increase Teacher Pay?

UPDATED: The union offered comment but not outright support. Some educators think the proposals would have helped.
Hawaii Capitol to Prepare for ‘Active Shooter’ Scenario

Hawaii Capitol to Prepare for ‘Active Shooter’ Scenario

Honolulu Police training follows national trend of authorities advising people what to do if someone starts shooting in a public place.
Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

Overcrowding and aging facilities have the state looking at an expensive overhaul of its prison system.
Governor Taps More Funds for Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Prisoners

Governor Taps More Funds for Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Prisoners

Increasing numbers of inmates with mental health issues have corrections officials seeking additional staff.
Hawaii Prison Chief: Inmate Deaths Are A ‘Crisis On Our Hands’

Hawaii Prison Chief: Inmate Deaths Are A ‘Crisis On Our Hands’

At least one lawmaker is calling for the Attorney General's Office to investigate conditions at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

The state has been struggling with ways to bring its inmates back to the islands from the mainland.
Task Force Demands Action On Hawaiian Incarceration

Task Force Demands Action On Hawaiian Incarceration

Indigenous population over-represented at every stage of state's criminal justice system.
Tourists: Little Action Taken On High Rate Of Oahu Rental Car Theft

Tourists: Little Action Taken On High Rate Of Oahu Rental Car Theft

The Dodge Charger, a popular rental car, is highly susceptible to break-ins.

Milestone in Public Safety: Reforms For Parole and Probation

A diverse list of legislation moves Hawaii forward in public safety issues.
ACLU: Hawaii Denied Prisoners Marriage Rights

ACLU: Hawaii Denied Prisoners Marriage Rights

State Department of Public Safety charged with discrimination against women with fiances in Arizona prison.
Hawaii Lawmakers Want Auditor to Probe OT Abuse

Hawaii Lawmakers Want Auditor to Probe OT Abuse

Focus shifts from "spiking" to departments with high rates of overtime.
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