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Hawaii Prison System

Agency That Oversees Prisons Struggles to Fill Vacant Positions

Agency That Oversees Prisons Struggles to Fill Vacant Positions

Recruitment slowed by a lack of female and mental-health candidates.
Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

New report suggests changes that could cut detainees by 60 percent and save the state $11 million in five years.

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…
Hawaii Prison System