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Not So Public: Auditor Stonewalled On Prison Job

Not So Public: Auditor Stonewalled On Prison Job

And we thought reporters had it bad.
Death of Hawaii Prisoner Raises Concerns About Arizona Facility

Death of Hawaii Prisoner Raises Concerns About Arizona Facility

Lawsuit seeks justice for dead inmate, his family and other victims.

ACLU Hawaii Sues Mainland Prison Company

The family of a Hawaii inmate who was murdered at an Arizona jail filed suit against against the state…
Analyze This: Hawaii’s Criminal Justice System

Analyze This: Hawaii’s Criminal Justice System

UPDATED A preliminary report on a project that aims to save money and improve safety points to problems with parole.
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.
Hawaii Prison System