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No Prison-for-Pineapples After Land Swap Bill Stalls in House Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Prison-for-Pineapples After Land Swap Bill Stalls in House

Hawaii Senate measure would have investigated trading Dole farmland for the OCCC jail site in Kalihi.
Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should Hawaii Pay People Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned?

State lawmakers are considering bills that would essentially provide a salary, health care and other compensation.
Hawaii Prison System Faces More Scrutiny Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Hawaii Prison System Faces More Scrutiny

Director Ted Sakai struggles to satisfy lawmakers' questions on why inmate visitation days are getting canceled.
Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Gov Releases $46M for Hospitals, Prisons, New Nanakuli Library

Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released $46 million for capital improvement projects ranging from repairing the roof of the State Capitol…
Slower State Revenue Growth Threatens Efforts to Reform Hawaii Prisons

Slower State Revenue Growth Threatens Efforts to Reform Hawaii Prisons

Mental health care positions may be on chopping block to balance budget.
Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

Prison Builders: Hawaii’s Billion Dollar Problem

Overcrowding and aging facilities have the state looking at an expensive overhaul of its prison system.

Former Inmates to Share Stories from Hawaii Women’s Prison

Four former inmates from the state’s Women’s Community Correctional Center are scheduled to speak at the University of Hawaii…

Justice Reinvestment Report: Hawaii’s Prison System More Efficient

The prison population in the state is declining, while money for treatment programs is increasing.

Another Guard Accused of Smuggling Meth into Halawa Prison

The Honolulu FBI office says Marc Damas, 45, was arrested this morning by special agents along with investigators…
Agency That Oversees Prisons Struggles to Fill Vacant Positions

Agency That Oversees Prisons Struggles to Fill Vacant Positions

Recruitment slowed by a lack of female and mental-health candidates.
Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

Reforming the Juvenile Justice System Could Save Hawaii Millions

New report suggests changes that could cut detainees by 60 percent and save the state $11 million in five years.

Prison Plan Includes New Facilities in Kona, Hilo

From West Hawaii Today: An ambitious plan released late last week includes a new prison for…
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