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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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