State of Hawaii Unveils Plan To Reduce Prison, Jail Populations

About time! Good data, best practices meet with need to spend wisely.

Proposed changes to Hawaii’s criminal justice system that would speed the release of numerous accused and convicted criminals from jails and prisons were outlined today at the state Capitol.

“There’s no question we have to be tough on crime but at the same time, there’s no reason we can’t be smart on crime,” said Circuit Judge Steve Alm, co-chairman of the group that authored the recommendations.

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See the Justice Reinvestment in Hawaii report here:

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