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.
Despite gains made under Justice Department oversight, care of mentally ill prisoners has slipped to troubling levels in recent years.