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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.
Hawaii’s prison officials also refuse to disclose issues or costs once lawsuits involving CCA’s Arizona prison have been settled.