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Prison News | Hawaii

Recent events, organized by category (below) or region/state (right), concerning the corrections industry in Hawaii. Comments, suggestions and contributions (below) appreciated.

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Education & Rehabilitation

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Executions, Death Row & the Death Penalty

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Gangs in Prison

  • Jury Convicts Ex-Guard Of Taking Bribes From Hawaii Prison Gang
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to maintain his position in the gang.

    Jurors reached their verdicts Friday after deliberating for about five hours in a federal trial that has offered an inside look at the operations of the "USO Family" prison gang....[more]


  • Prosecutor: Hawaii prison gang 'kings of castle'
    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prison gang formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members are "kings of their castle," a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday at the start of a racketeering trial for a former prison guard and an inmate.

    ...[more]


  • Investigators say guards profited from prison gang
    HONOLULU (AP) — A former Halawa Prison corrections officer profited from selling cigarettes to a prison gang and a second former guard received thousands in bribes, according to federal prosecutors....[more]

  • Members of prison gang with Hawaii roots indicted
    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal racketeering indictment unsealed Tuesday details allegations against more than a dozen men with ties to a multistate prison gang that has spread as Hawaii sends inmates to mainland prisons....[more]

  • Mentally ill at OCCC harmed, report warns
    The OCCC had been under court supervision between 1985 and 1999 for poor prison conditions that included a lack of mental-health ...[more]

Health & Medical Treatment


Prison Classification, Placement, & Release

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Prison Conditions & Corruption

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Riots, Lockdowns & Escapes

Suicides in Prison

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