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.
The whistleblower sergeant says she tried to stop the release, but was unable to prevent it.
Gang rivalries and crowding increase tensions as the disease is detected in almost all living units, staff members say.
A class-action lawsuit is planned in response to this “major catastrophe” as more prisoners arrive at OCCC.
Five inmates were released Tuesday and more on Wednesday to comply with state Supreme Court orders.