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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.

Hawaii Corrections Workers Fear Infection As COVID-19 Outbreak Grows Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Corrections Workers Fear Infection As COVID-19 Outbreak Grows

With six inmates and three staff already testing positive, OCCC staff worry the prison system is unprepared to control the virus.

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

First Hawaii Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With 4 Corrections Officers

A staff member at the Honolulu Federal Detention Facility also tested positive.

Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’ Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Oversight Commission: ‘Maybe We’ve Been Forgotten’

Commissioners say the state is stalling the hiring process of a director, while pushing forward to pursue a public-private partnership for a new Oahu jail complex.

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Corrections Officers Indicted For Assault Of Inmate

The defendants are expected to appear before a federal judge Wednesday.

This Kauai Doctor Is Helping Revolutionize Drug Treatment For Inmates Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

This Kauai Doctor Is Helping Revolutionize Drug Treatment For Inmates

The state is seeking a $650,000 federal grant to set up a pilot program for using medication-assisted treatment to address drug dependency in corrections facilities statewide.

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