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The Department of Public Safety has not started on expansion of three jails, a $37.5 million project approved by lawmakers last year.
But, citing privacy and security reasons, state prison officials won’t say why prisoners are being transferred or where they have gone.
The complaint alleges overcrowding has led to “systemwide deterioration” at seven prisons and jails.
Ruth Forbes’ lawsuit alleges disgruntled employees conspired to get her fired.
Corrections Corporation of America says rebranding itself as CoreCivic will help its bottom line.
Eight months after we asked, the state wants big bucks for records pertaining to violence at an Arizona prison.
The feds stepped in before. Hawaii needs a mix of expanded facilities and a decrease in prisoners to avoid losing control again.
Even as the ground shifts nationally away from private prisons, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said he sees no way it will change here anytime soon.
Several efforts are underway to find a solution to Hawaii’s prison problems, but coordination is lacking.