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Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Hawaii Prison Farms Grow Their Own Produce

Expanding the farms could reduce costs and allow the return of some inmates now on the mainland.
Inside Halawa: A Reporter’s Notebook

Inside Halawa: A Reporter’s Notebook

Impressions from a visit to Hawaii's high-security prison.
Halawa Guards Sidestep Metal and Drug Detection Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Halawa Guards Sidestep Metal and Drug Detection

Hawaii state senator says union policy is "unacceptable," calls for review.
Lawmakers Investigate Prison Complaints

Lawmakers Investigate Prison Complaints

Mold, faulty AC systems plague Halawa facility, upsetting inmates — and the warden, too.
Crime and Punishment at the Hawaii Legislature Flickr: Ken_Mayer

Crime and Punishment at the Hawaii Legislature

As governor pushes reform of criminal justice system, proposed laws would actually add offenses and penalties.
Initiative Aims To Bring Hawaii’s Prisoners Home

Initiative Aims To Bring Hawaii’s Prisoners Home

Abercrombie introduces plan to reduce recidivism, number of inmates housed out-of-state.

Keeping Hawaii Inmates’ IDs Out of The Trash

Under old Department of Public Safety policy, inmates' belongings could be thrown away — including identification.
New Public Safety Director ‘Born’ For the Job

New Public Safety Director ‘Born’ For the Job

Senate committee approves Abercrombie's nominee to lead Hawaii's prisons system.
Critical Audit Could Spur Hawaii Prison Reform

Critical Audit Could Spur Hawaii Prison Reform

A harsh assessment of Hawaii's contract with a mainland corrections company may be the catalyst needed to fix an overcrowded system.
Hawaii Prison System