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State officials reluctantly reveal the bid for a three-year contract to house up to 1,800 Hawaii prisoners on the mainland.
The state will likely continue with Corrections Corporation of America in Arizona, despite a long history of problems.
A Native Hawaiian prisoner at Halawa Correctional Facility is seeking class-action status so that fellow inmates could join the suit.
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.
The federal class-action case has dragged on for five years.
Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.
The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.