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Move ahead with prison reform


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 27, 2012

~~<p>Hawaii's prisons have overflowed in recent years, spilling over inmates to private incarceration on the mainland, and state legislators finally are on the verge of taking a major step forward in reducing the population behind bars without compromising public safety. The Legislature should approve bills that would more likely than not put past criminals on a straight and narrow path.</p>
<p>Too many Americans are doing time in prison throughout the country, and Hawaii is no exception. The proposals to Hawaii's legislators resulted from an eight-month study called the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, prepared by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.</p>
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Hawaii's prisons have overflowed in recent years, spilling over inmates to private incarceration on the mainland, and state legislators finally are on the verge of taking a major step forward in reducing the population behind bars without compromising public safety. The Legislature should approve bills that would more likely than not put past criminals on a straight and narrow path.

Too many Americans are doing time in prison throughout the country, and Hawaii is no exception. The proposals to Hawaii's legislators resulted from an eight-month study called the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, prepared by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Login for more...



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