prisoners

Department of Public Safety

A new state law requiring Hawaii prison officials to report each time an inmate dies in custody has revealed the case of a prisoner whose death resulting from an alleged assault was not publicly announced.

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons

Dozens of stray cats in Hong Kong will be allowed to stay in a place they have adopted as their home. In a reversal of policy, officials will let the cats keep living in a prison. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Native Hawaiian Culture Overcomes Incarceration

Apr 5, 2017
Sonny Ganaden
Sonny Ganaden

About 1,400 Hawai‘i residents are in prison in Arizona. Most are Native Hawaiian. Late last year, an unusual event took place near a privately-run prison. It involved indigenous people and what organizers called an apology ceremony. Lawyer and journalist Sonny Ganaden went to Arizona for the ceremony, and came back with this story for Hawai‘i Public Radio.

Wayne Yoshioka

People who serve their full prison sentences are at great risk of becoming homeless on O’ahu.   But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, it’s a situation without a clear solution.