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‘Justice Reinvestment’ Faces Public Safety Hurdle

‘Justice Reinvestment’ Faces Public Safety Hurdle

Despite broad support for improving Hawaii's criminal justice system, city prosecutor is chief naysayer.
Hawaii Gov’s Security Costs Taxpayers $1.2M

Hawaii Gov’s Security Costs Taxpayers $1.2M

Employees of 26-member security detail under probe for alleged overtime abuse.
Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Expanding the farms could reduce costs and allow the return of some inmates now on the mainland.
Initiative Aims To Bring Hawaii’s Prisoners Home

Initiative Aims To Bring Hawaii’s Prisoners Home

Abercrombie introduces plan to reduce recidivism, number of inmates housed out-of-state.
Hawaii Doesn’t Require Lost Gun Reports Flickr

Hawaii Doesn’t Require Lost Gun Reports

Only handful of states require gun owners to tell police if guns go missing.
Hawaii DPS To Finally Follow Medical Pot Law

Hawaii DPS To Finally Follow Medical Pot Law

ACLU prompts Department of Public Safety to change its guidelines on medical marijuana.
19 Convictions in 17 Years — And Still on the Street

19 Convictions in 17 Years — And Still on the Street

Kalanianaole suspect spent vast majority of adult life in prison, released two days before shooting.
FAQ: Nuclear Radiation, From Japan to Hawaii

FAQ: Nuclear Radiation, From Japan to Hawaii

As the world watches Japan, Civil Beat answers some of Hawaii's questions.
New Public Safety Director ‘Born’ For the Job

New Public Safety Director ‘Born’ For the Job

Senate committee approves Abercrombie's nominee to lead Hawaii's prisons system.
A Surcharge on Safety: Racking Up Overtime While Taking Vacation

A Surcharge on Safety: Racking Up Overtime While Taking Vacation

Hawaii Public Safety employees who worked more than 1,000 hours of overtime took average of 20 vacation days, 12 sick days in same year.
Senators Grill Public Safety Director on Excessive Overtime Use, Auditor’s Report

Senators Grill Public Safety Director on Excessive Overtime Use, Auditor’s Report

Budget briefing at the Capitol turned into a grill session, questions about bringing Hawaii inmates home from the mainland.

Inmate Says Spending Night With Dead Cellmate Drove Him Crazy

Accused pimp says he was traumatized by seeing suicide of former prison guard.
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