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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.

Halawa Inmate Dies After Assault By Another Prisoner Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Halawa Inmate Dies After Assault By Another Prisoner

Corrections officials are not yet releasing the name of the 70-year-old who died at Halawa Correctional Facility.

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inmates Start Fires Over Quarantine Lockdowns, Cramped Conditions

The state Supreme Court ordered the release of certain inmates because physical distancing is not possible, which potentially places inmates and staff at risk of death.

Hawaii Supreme Court Mulls New Release Of Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Supreme Court Mulls New Release Of Inmates

The state public defender argues inmates are deprived of basic protection from COVID-19, and CDC guidelines aren’t followed.

Maui Jail Memos Show Newly Admitted Inmates Are Isolated For Only 5 Days Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Maui Jail Memos Show Newly Admitted Inmates Are Isolated For Only 5 Days

State Department of Public Safety protocol calls for isolating new arrivals for 14 days to prevent coronoavirus spread.

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Corrections Staff Describe Jail Conditions That Make Social Distancing Impossible

Staff and inmates alike have been infected as COVID-19 spreads inside Hawaii’s largest jail.

COVID-19 Cases Erupt At OCCC — 70 More Inmates, 7 ACOs Test Positive Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Cases Erupt At OCCC — 70 More Inmates, 7 ACOs Test Positive

Mass testing at Annex 1 reveals the disease is widespread inside, staff says.

Mass Testing Begins As More OCCC Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mass Testing Begins As More OCCC Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19

Data shows nine inmates and seven staff at the state’s largest jail have tested positive so far in the coronavirus outbreak.

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