Hawaii contracts with CCA to incarcerate some 1,800 local prisoners in Arizona facilities.
Details of the lawsuit, filed along with the Vermont-based legal nonprofit Human Rights Defense Center (publisher of Prison Legal News) and a San Francisco law firm, will be released at an 11 a.m. press conference outside 1st Circuit Court on Punchbowl Street.
Unsafe prison policies and practices have plagued the State since it began transferring custody of Hawaii inmates to CCA facilities. This lawsuit highlights the devastating impact of CCA custody on one Hawaii family.
Common area at Saguaro Correctional Center, Eloy, Arizona. …
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Virgin America, recently acquired by Alaska Air, expanded its Honolulu service Thursday with daily flights to and from Los Angeles. Virgin will add flights between LAX and Kahului-Maui in June.
Sine Die At Hawaii Legislature
The House and Senate will conclude the 2016 session Thursday. Civil Beat will be there and reporting on the happenings.
KCC Chancellor Richards To Retire
Following a series of campus no confidence votes, University of Hawaii System leaders announced Wednesday that Kapiolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards will step down after KCC’s May 15 commencement.
The House and Senate also killed bills to let psychologists prescribe drugs and fund a new jail on Oahu, but did hand water permits to A&B on Maui.