A $4.5 million project to upgrade video surveillance at Hawaii Community Correctional Center won’t be complete until next year.
Department of Public Safety officials say the first mass testing of a state prison found no cases among the convicts.
Inmates at Hawaii Community Correctional Center set fire to mattresses, plastic chairs and books.
The disturbance was brought under control but some injuries and damage was reported.
Paroling Authority Chairman Fred Hyun is to assess strengths and weaknesses in corrections and law enforcement.
The latest death happened Monday evening in a crowded quarantine cell at OCCC.
The attorney general told state lawmakers they cannot repeat what was told to them in a private briefing with public officials.
United Public Workers, HGEA say the state is not doing enough to get COVID-19 under control at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.
State officials say it’s tough to find safe places for ex-inmates to spend their 14-day post-release isolation.