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Hawaii Prison Officials Say It Will Cost $23,000 For Public Records Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Officials Say It Will Cost $23,000 For Public Records

Eight months after we asked, the state wants big bucks for records pertaining to violence at an Arizona prison.

Oahu’s Inmates Are Facing Some Seriously ‘Inhumane’ Conditions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oahu’s Inmates Are Facing Some Seriously ‘Inhumane’ Conditions

The feds stepped in before. Hawaii needs a mix of expanded facilities and a decrease in prisoners to avoid losing control again.

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Finds Itself Stuck As Others Abandon For-Profit Prisons

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.

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What To Do About Oahu’s Crumbling Correctional Center

Several efforts are underway to find a solution to Hawaii’s prison problems, but coordination is lacking.

Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Group Wants To Suspend Hawaii’s Effort To Build A New Jail

An environmental review for replacing the Oahu Community Correctional Center is challenged for not offering alternatives to two proposed sites.
New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Visitation Policy For OCCC Inmates

The jail will allow more visits but noncontact only. Prison-reform advocates say that’s a mistake.

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison Contractor Executives Were Convicted Of Fraud And Bribery

Yet that hasn't stopped a potential $1.3 million contract to study rebuilding OCCC from going to the New Jersey company.
Judge Steve Alm Is Taking His Message Of ‘HOPE’ To DC Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Judge Steve Alm Is Taking His Message Of ‘HOPE’ To DC

The innovative program to decrease prison time and improve probation is being adopted across the country. But Judge Alm wants to do even more.
Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Secret Deals: Prison Operator Is Mum On Hawaii Court Cases

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

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