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Change culture of incarceration


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 03, 2013

~~<p>Many Native Hawaiians feel they are mistreated by the state's criminal justice system, and they have their reasons.</p>
<p>A 2010 report commissioned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs found that while Native Hawaiians make up 24 percent of Hawaii's general population, and account for 27 percent of all arrests, they make up 39 percent of the incarcerated population and 41 percent of parole revocations. Native Hawaiians are more likely to be serving a prison sentence than all other ethnic groups.</p>
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Many Native Hawaiians feel they are mistreated by the state's criminal justice system, and they have their reasons.

A 2010 report commissioned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs found that while Native Hawaiians make up 24 percent of Hawaii's general population, and account for 27 percent of all arrests, they make up 39 percent of the incarcerated population and 41 percent of parole revocations. Native Hawaiians are more likely to be serving a prison sentence than all other ethnic groups. Login for more...



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