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Weekend visits canceled at Halawa, Oahu prison

By Star-Advertier staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:18 p.m. HST, Mar 30, 2014

Staffing shortages prompted the Department of Public Safety to again cancel visitation at Oahu Community Correctional Center and Halawa Correctional Facility on Sunday.

Visits were also cancelled on Saturday.

In response to similar cancellations recently, DPS has begun posting visitation cancellation notices on Nixle, Facebook and Twitter to provide advance notice to those planning to go to the facilities to visit inmates. Notices are typically posted between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. on scheduled visitation days.

More information is available at dps.hawaii.gov.

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Snator wrote:
Well, it is final fours time for college basketball after all.
on March 30,2014 | 09:53PM
bumba wrote:
They need to start requiring doctors' notes from these guards. And replace the Director at the very least.
on March 31,2014 | 04:50AM
serious wrote:
Nothing will happen to change things. They are Union and this is an election year. Even though all the candidates are Democratic they have to edge each other for those elected slots every sick vote counts.
on March 31,2014 | 06:44AM
jmarie wrote:
Whats the problem, next time don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Visitation now that's a privilege not a right!
on March 31,2014 | 06:54AM
HanabataDays wrote:
The problem is guards scamming the system. And guess who's paying for them to sit at home and watch basketball?
on March 31,2014 | 07:43AM
richierich wrote:
Bingo. That is correct. These guards don't seem to be any more honest that the inmates.
on March 31,2014 | 07:51AM
Smiling wrote:
"Staffing shortages"....give me a break !! I'm no big fan of inmates, but what these guards are allowed to continually do is amazing !!....with no consequences, obviously.
on March 31,2014 | 07:45AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
Our local prison guards abuse of their sick days and inability to provide the labor that their union promised is the best argument for the continued outsourcing of prisons to the mainland. If the local guys can't do it, let the folks of the mainland do it.
on March 31,2014 | 08:06AM
serious wrote:
Next weekend is the Final Four--might as well cancel the visitations now---there will definitely be a staff shortage!!! And, our governor has what to say?? Forgot--election year!!!
on March 31,2014 | 09:47AM
joseph007 wrote:
Agreed. Outsource the whole thing, get rid of these malcontents, drug smugglers, from the "director" on down. No more sick days, pensions, etc. Pay the new guards substantially more to attract decent, honest, former law enforcement people (non-Samoan's) and start over with no murders, excapes, etc. from this cesspit.
on March 31,2014 | 09:13AM
Papakolea wrote:
This is only the tip of the iceberg. The only reason this is getting attention is because its resulting in the cancellation of visitation rights. Multiply this by all the other state and city workers and you'll get a truer picture of the magnitude of the problem. All these people getting almost one sick day per pay period.
on March 31,2014 | 11:40AM
lee1957 wrote:
Why would you schedule visitation during the NCAA men's basketball tournament? What were they thinking?
on March 31,2014 | 11:47AM
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