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Courts And Prosecutors Are Keeping Jail Populations Lower During Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Courts And Prosecutors Are Keeping Jail Populations Lower During Pandemic

Efforts to divert arrestees to reduce jail populations and limit the spread of COVID-19 have made some headway.

First COVID-19 Case Detected In A Hawaii Inmate At Saguaro Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First COVID-19 Case Detected In A Hawaii Inmate At Saguaro

Two other prisoners were tested, and inmates in three housing pods are now in a precautionary 14-day quarantine.

Hawaii Inmates Locked Down in Arizona Prison After Staff Member Is Infected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Inmates Locked Down in Arizona Prison After Staff Member Is Infected

A housing pod with 119 prisoners is isolated as a precaution after a worker tests positive for COVID-19.

Inmates Allegedly Attack Corrections Officers In Dispute Over Social Distancing At Hilo Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmates Allegedly Attack Corrections Officers In Dispute Over Social Distancing At Hilo Jail

Staff members were treated and released for injuries, and intend to press charges against the prisoners.

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Concerned Over New Cases At State’s Largest Jail

Staff say Oahu Community Correctional Center still does not isolate incoming inmates for the full 14-day quarantine.

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail Courtesy: PSD

State Fails Again To Record Video Evidence Of ‘Riot’ At Hawaii Jail

A $4.5 million project to upgrade video surveillance at Hawaii Community Correctional Center won’t be complete until next year.

COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Plummet At OCCC, Waiawa Inmates Test Negative

Department of Public Safety officials say the first mass testing of a state prison found no cases among the convicts.

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Jail Disturbance Was Triggered By Search For Contraband

Inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center set fire to mattresses, plastic chairs and books.

Inmates Set Fire, Barricade Doors In Housing Unit Of Hilo Jail Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Inmates Set Fire, Barricade Doors In Housing Unit Of Hilo Jail

The disturbance was brought under control but some injuries and damage was reported.

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