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Hawaii Prison System

Prison Plan Includes New Facilities in Kona, Hilo

From West Hawaii Today: An ambitious plan released late last week includes a new prison for…

$12.7M Released For Prisons, Health Centers, Data Systems

From a press release Friday (July 19): Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of more than…
Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

Hawaii Auditor: State Oversight Of Mainland Prisons Still Lagging

The state has been struggling with ways to bring its inmates back to the islands from the mainland.
Hawaii Lawmakers Clear Way To Reopen Big Island Prison in Budget Talks

Hawaii Lawmakers Clear Way To Reopen Big Island Prison in Budget Talks

Teachers union agreement also expected to impact key initiatives, programs.
‘Lessons Learned’ From Oahu Prison Escape

‘Lessons Learned’ From Oahu Prison Escape

Recent incidents force Hawaii public safety officials to review policies and procedures to prevent more embarrassing incidents.
Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5 Percent

Hawaii Prison Population Drops 5 Percent

Progress credited to state's Justice Reinvestment program.

Public Hearings on Proposed Reopening of Big Island Prison

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety has scheduled two public hearings on the Big Island to hear comment on…
Task Force Demands Action On Hawaiian Incarceration

Task Force Demands Action On Hawaiian Incarceration

Indigenous population over-represented at every stage of state's criminal justice system.

Plans to Reopen Big Island Prison Moving Forward

State Department of Public Safety officials today released a draft environmental assessment on the proposal to reopen Kulani Correctional Facility,…
Why So Many Hawaiian, Samoan And Filipino Youth In Justice System?

Why So Many Hawaiian, Samoan And Filipino Youth In Justice System?

State lawmakers to hear new report's findings Wednesday.
‘First Step’ Taken to Transform Criminal Justice System

‘First Step’ Taken to Transform Criminal Justice System

Officials say new laws will help cut prison costs, increase public safety and bring Hawaii inmates home.
Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Second Arizona Inmate

Lawsuit Filed Over Death of Second Arizona Inmate

ACLU seeks damages from Public Safety, Corrections Corporation of America in murder of Hawaii prisoner.
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