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A House bill sought to save money and lessen overcrowding in state facilities by pushing to acquire the Federal Detention Center.
One key bill is dead but lawmakers should still act on other legislation that could improve our jam-packed, aging correctional facilities.
Nolan Espinda’s renomination to run the state’s prisons and jails is reported to be in peril.
Moving OCCC from Kalihi to Halawa is a good idea. But questions of cost and operation remain, as does a full commitment to prison reform.
Two state task forces are due to report to the Legislature soon on how to reduce inmate populations.
Several offenders who were given extended sentences for their crimes by a judge, rather than a jury, may have to be resentenced.