The federal class-action case has dragged on for five years.
Under a proposed bill, more than 200 people convicted of misdemeanors could be released from custody to help relieve jail overcrowding.
The massive recommendations of a once-a-decade task force are moving ahead, despite concerns that some go too far.
The high costs of prisons may finally lead legislators to look seriously at an alternative to incarceration that’s widely used elsewhere.
The governor is expected to propose the relocation of the Oahu Community Correctional Center in a speech to lawmakers next week. But will the union go along with it?
A Native Hawaiian inmate says state officials are denying his rights to mark Makahiki in the Hawaii Community Correctional Center.