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OCCC has outlived its location


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2013

~~<p>The politicians and government officials who will help shape Oahu's landscape for the coming generations have an important opportunity at hand to simultaneously make progress on two fronts: transit-oriented neighborhood redevelopment and the necessary overhaul our inadequate prison system.</p>
<p>The neighborhood in question is Kalihi in urban Honolulu, and the prison is the aging, overcrowded Oahu Community Correctional Center, situated on 16 acres there, along the future route of the Honolulu rail transit project. The largest jail facility in the state, OCCC is located at Kamehameha Highway and Puuhale Road, right between what will be stations 14 and 15 on the rail route.</p>
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The politicians and government officials who will help shape Oahu's landscape for the coming generations have an important opportunity at hand to simultaneously make progress on two fronts: transit-oriented neighborhood redevelopment and the necessary overhaul our inadequate prison system.

The neighborhood in question is Kalihi in urban Honolulu, and the prison is the aging, overcrowded Oahu Community Correctional Center, situated on 16 acres there, along the future route of the Honolulu rail transit project. The largest jail facility in the state, OCCC is located at Kamehameha Highway and Puuhale Road, right between what will be stations 14 and 15 on the rail route. Login for more...



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