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Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety Courtesy: Office of the Governor

Ige Appoints Special Master To Oversee Department Of Public Safety

Paroling Authority Chairman Fred Hyun is to assess strengths and weaknesses in corrections and law enforcement.

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Inmates Killed In 2 Weeks In Hawaii Correctional System

The latest death happened Monday evening in a crowded quarantine cell at OCCC.

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

AG Won’t Release Information On COVID-19 Outbreak At Hawaii Jail

The attorney general told state lawmakers they cannot repeat what was told to them in a private briefing with public officials.

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Unions Call For Removal Of Hawaii Prison Chief Espinda

United Public Workers, HGEA say the state is not doing enough to get COVID-19 under control at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Official: Some Inmates Who Were Released Caused ‘Spillover’ Infections

State officials say it’s tough to find safe places for ex-inmates to spend their 14-day post-release isolation.

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu Jail Released Inmate Who Had Tested Positive for COVID-19, Sergeant Says

The whistleblower sergeant says she tried to stop the release, but was unable to prevent it.

At Oahu Jail, Healthy Inmates Are Being Housed With COVID-19 Cases Chad Blair/Civil Beat

At Oahu Jail, Healthy Inmates Are Being Housed With COVID-19 Cases

Gang rivalries and crowding increase tensions as the disease is detected in almost all living units, staff members say.

Inmates Are Released As COVID-19 Spreads Inside Hawaii’s Largest Jail

Inmates Are Released As COVID-19 Spreads Inside Hawaii’s Largest Jail

A class-action lawsuit is planned in response to this “major catastrophe” as more prisoners arrive at OCCC.

State Begins Releasing Inmates To Limit COVID-19 Infections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Begins Releasing Inmates To Limit COVID-19 Infections

Five inmates were released Tuesday and more on Wednesday to comply with state Supreme Court orders.

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