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State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Has Spent Nearly $10 Million So Far Planning A New Jail At Halawa

Corrections chief says planning to replace Oahu Community Correctional Center will continue.

Maui Courts Go Remote After MCCC Inmates Test Positive Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Maui Courts Go Remote After MCCC Inmates Test Positive

The unidentified inmates appeared in court and later tested positive for COIVD-19, a jail official said.

ACLU Urges State To Allow At-Risk Inmates To Be Vaccinated Early Cory Lum/Civil Beat

ACLU Urges State To Allow At-Risk Inmates To Be Vaccinated Early

Inmates and staff at correctional facilities are being infected at a higher rate than anyone else.

Hawaii’s Longest Serving Convict, Dead At 84, Outlived His Notoriety Courtesy Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Hawaii’s Longest Serving Convict, Dead At 84, Outlived His Notoriety

George Shimabuku was convicted of three killings, including a shooting inside the Oahu prison in 1967.

More Inmates And Staff Members Test Positive At Halawa Prison Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More Inmates And Staff Members Test Positive At Halawa Prison

There are now a total of 20 active staff and inmate COVID-19 cases at the state’s largest prison.

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Has Saguaro Prison Failed To Protect Hawaii Inmates From COVID-19?

UPDATED. More than half of the state’s inmates serving time at the Arizona facility were infected, and one inmate was confirmed to have died Tuesday.

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Among Hawaii Inmates In Arizona Now At 378

An inmate from Hawaii was found dead in his bunk Thursday, but it is not known if he had the virus.

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inmates Can Now File For $1200 Federal Stimulus Checks

A judge in Northern California decided the U.S. Treasury cannot block prisoners from claiming the payments.

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Saguaro Prison Inmate From Idaho With COVID-19 Dies

Mass testing of 1,011 Hawaii inmates at Saguaro was completed Thursday.

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