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Corrections workers plan to picket UPW Hall today (Jan 26)

This will be a peaceful demonstration and we are encouraging our families to come, because these are the people who are the ones ultimately affected. Our goal is to allow our voices to be heard. We all understand that as a State everyone must make sacrifices, but we are pleading that we deserve to be […]

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Opinion: Expansion of Youth Challenge Academy helps at-risk teens

Opinion: Expansion of Youth Challenge Academy helps at-risk teens

Hawai‘i’s unprecedented budget shortfall has required the state to streamline its operations and evaluate its core functions. As part of that evaluation, the Department of Public Safety determined the closing of Kulani Correctional Facility on the Big Island is a cost-effective action that must be undertaken. Because of the facility’s importance to on the Big […]

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Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

Sen. Espero speaks out on Kulani closure

 Sen. Will Espero has written to the governor, urging her to use the facility for women inmates. Espero’s letter appears courtesy of www.hawaiisenatemajority.com: Dear Governor Lingle, I am writing to express my disappointment in the decision to close Kulani Correctional Facility. I know we are facing difficult financial times, but giving up a correctional facility […]

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Kulani Correctional Facility will be closed at the end of October and 76 employees will be losing their jobs. The site will be turned a second campus for the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy.

Decision made to close Kulani Correctional Facility

Kulani Correctional Facility will be closed at the end of October and 76 employees will be losing their jobs. The site will be turned a second campus for the Hawaii Youth Challenge Academy.

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Announcement on Kulani Correctional Facility webcast

MEDIA RELEASE At 10:15 a.m. today (July 24) Public Safety Director Clayton Frank and State Adjutant General Robert Lee will discuss the future of Kulani Correctional Facility and provide a brief update on the sexual assault allegations at Otter Creek Correctional Facility. . The news conference will be broadcast live on the internet at: www.hawaii.gov/gov

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Mayor Kenoi questions plan to close Kulani Correctional Facility

Mayor Kenoi questions plan to close Kulani Correctional Facility

MEDIA RELEASE County of Hawai’i Mayor Billy Kenoi today questioned the plan by Gov. Linda Lingle’s administration to lay off the entire staff of Kulani Correctional Facility and close the prison without first discussing that decision with the communities that will be affected. “The plans announced by prison officials to the Kulani staff this week […]

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Inmate re-Integration program building opens at Kulani

Inmate re-Integration program building opens at Kulani

MEDIA RELEASE   Department of Public Safety Director Clayton Frank, along with Lt. Governor James “Duke” Aiona and Hawaii County officials celebrated the grand opening of a new building which will be used to provide a re-entry program to inmates of the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. The new program building, at the Hale Nani facility […]

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