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Staffing shortage cancels visits to Halawa prison, OCCC

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:21 a.m. HST, Apr 20, 2014

Visits to Halawa Correctional Facility and Oahu Community Correctional Center are canceled Saturday due to staffing shortages, the state Department of Public Safety said.

The department puts out visitation cancellation notices through social media to get the word out faster to people who are planning to come to the facility to visit a loved one. 

Posts can be expected between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on the scheduled visitation day, the department said.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Nothing new, because nothing got done!
on April 19,2014 | 08:21AM
serious wrote:
Bdpapa, I think you're wrong--this is new. There are no major sports events on TV!!! Oh, wait---sorry, I should have thought--Bruno Mars is performing--and the Correctional Officers can surely afford to pay!!! Being an election year--where are the politicians??????????
on April 19,2014 | 10:01AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
No big deal. Please have some aloha for the victims of these criminals and stop wasting space in the paper and website by publishing this type of notice. Families have it rough coping? Too bad as this life should have been considered before committing a crime on innocents....
on April 19,2014 | 08:35AM
jmarie wrote:
This is how you handle the problem. You want to visit you pay a $200.00 charge for two visits a month, cash only. The money would go into special duty fund where the guard could work off duty hours to staff it. Visitation is not a right it's a privilege so pay up. If you don't like it don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
on April 19,2014 | 08:55AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
jmarie, that's a dumb suggestion that'll never be implemented.
on April 19,2014 | 03:15PM
entrkn wrote:
NBA and NHL playoffs and gotta cheer on Michelle Wie and then Bruno Mars is in town too... I'm surprised they didn't just open all the doors and tell the prisoners to take care of themselves.
on April 19,2014 | 11:32AM
bumbye wrote:
Staff shortages are not good. It's not only about visitation. They need to hire guards with better work ethics. Big burly people who cannot be overtaken often take off work for no good reason. (I was going to say big burly men, but it applies to women too.)
on April 19,2014 | 11:32AM
Anonymous wrote:
Like Faye Hanohano.
on April 19,2014 | 03:34PM
bumbye wrote:
on April 20,2014 | 02:26AM
serious wrote:
In Hawaii we live in a complete 100% Democratic environment---there is no opposite opinion--what the Unions want they get. Period----have you seen ONE politician voice an opinion in this election year??? After November, those that were defeated will say something---as we said in the military--it's easy to be a hero from a safe position!!!
on April 19,2014 | 01:00PM
atilter wrote:
many factors contribute to this dilemma: 1. law breakers do not think they have offended anyone, or think it's okay; 2. our liberal society coddles these offenders; 3. CO's are unionized, meant to promote mediocrity in work ethic while maximizing pay; 4. entitle-istic mentality of in-mates (society in general) does not think that deprivation of privileges is part of the penalties to society; 5. costs of giving in-mates everyday privileges keep rising; 6. the only diff between the in-mate and CO is the uniform. the COs "steal" from the taxpayers by scamming the system with the union's blessings.
on April 19,2014 | 01:24PM
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