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Hawaii Prison Plan For COVID-19 Emphasizes Hygiene Over Inmate Releases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Plan For COVID-19 Emphasizes Hygiene Over Inmate Releases

The state says that, despite overcrowding, there will be room to isolate sick inmates.

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang

Updated. Weapons violations were among the charges against Arthur Brun and 11 others. Brun pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Honolulu.

Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Will There Be A New Oahu Jail? The Legislature Has Varying Answers

The Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to present a dilemma for lawmakers.

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Reformers Call For New Approach To Guard Training

An overhaul of the training program is competing with many other priorities.

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Work To Keep The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

Mental health advocates, state officials, police and lawmakers have been working together to come up with better ways to get treatment for non-violent offenders.

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death Department of Public Safety Corrections Division

Lawsuit: Guards Had Suicidal Inmate Cuffed, Let Him Bleed To Death

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges that guards at Kulani Correctional Facility failed to render aid to a dying inmate and that it only came to light when another inmate came forward.

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

New Prison Oversight Commission Has A Full Plate

Off to a slow start, the new commissioners say they want to take a wide-ranging look at the entire criminal justice system.

Three Hawaii Correctional Facilities Ban Contact Visits Despite Potential Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Three Hawaii Correctional Facilities Ban Contact Visits Despite Potential Benefits

Studies suggest non-contact visits can be harmful for families, especially children.

Public Safety Department Wants 15 More Guards But Can’t Fill Vacancies Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Public Safety Department Wants 15 More Guards But Can’t Fill Vacancies

Some members of the House Finance Committee want to know how the new positions can be justified.

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