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Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail

An environmental review for replacing the Oahu Community Correctional Center is challenged for not offering alternatives to two proposed sites.
New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates

The jail will allow more visits but noncontact only. Prison-reform advocates say that’s a mistake.

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery

Yet that hasn't stopped a potential $1.3 million contract to study rebuilding OCCC from going to the New Jersey company.
Judge Steve Alm Is Taking His Message Of ‘HOPE’ To DC Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Judge Steve Alm Is Taking His Message Of ‘HOPE’ To DC

The innovative program to decrease prison time and improve probation is being adopted across the country. But Judge Alm wants to do even more.
Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases

Hawaii’s prison officials also refuse to disclose issues or costs once lawsuits involving CCA’s Arizona prison have been settled.

CCA Faces Shareholder Revolt Cory Lum/Civil Beat

CCA Faces Shareholder Revolt

The country’s largest for-profit prison company is accused of making false and misleading statements to its shareholders.

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Justice Department Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The federal government’s decision comes a couple of weeks after Hawaii extended its contract with a for-profit prison in Arizona.

Arizona Prison Is Not Reporting Disease Cases To Health Agency Flickr/Greg Gorman

Arizona Prison Is Not Reporting Disease Cases To Health Agency

There’s no record that Corrections Corporation of America ever told a county health agency about valley fever cases for Hawaii prisoners.

Hawaii Re-Ups With Arizona Prison For $45 Million Per Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Re-Ups With Arizona Prison For $45 Million Per Year

The Saguaro Correctional Center currently houses about 1,400 Hawaii prisoners, but that could go up to as many as 1,926.

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