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A stubborn insistence on sticking with flawed nominee Nolan Espinda seems to value loyalty over leadership.
UPDATED: A Senate committee harshly criticized Nolan Espinda’s leadership of Hawaii’s prisons and the Sheriff Division.
Woman claimed a corrections officer threatened to remove her from a work furlough program if she didn’t have sex with him.
First Lap helps former inmates make successful transitions — with no government funding.
Several criminal justice measures are still alive and will likely be hashed out in Senate-House conference committees.
A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
One key bill is dead but lawmakers should still act on other legislation that could improve our jam-packed, aging correctional facilities.
Nolan Espinda’s renomination to run the state’s prisons and jails is reported to be in peril.
Moving OCCC from Kalihi to Halawa is a good idea. But questions of cost and operation remain, as does a full commitment to prison reform.
Two state task forces are due to report to the Legislature soon on how to reduce inmate populations.