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Group decries high rate of jailed Hawaiians

By Nelson Daranciang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2013

~~<p>A Hilo-based social welfare organization is inviting U.S. Attorney General Eric Hol&shy;der to Hawaii to investigate why so many Native Hawaiians are in prison.</p>
<p>Palikapu Dedman, president of Ohana Hoo&shy;pa&shy;kele, said, &quot;I think maybe (the state) needs some federal attention or some interest from the feds to look into this problem.&quot;</p>
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A Hilo-based social welfare organization is inviting U.S. Attorney General Eric Hol­der to Hawaii to investigate why so many Native Hawaiians are in prison.

Palikapu Dedman, president of Ohana Hoo­pa­kele, said, "I think maybe (the state) needs some federal attention or some interest from the feds to look into this problem." Login for more...



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