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Apply ancient justice to modern law, speakers say

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 01, 2014

~~<p>Some local Hawaiian leaders maintain that traditional concepts tied to dealing with lawbreakers have a place in modern prison rehabilitation efforts.</p>
<p>Puuhonua were sacred places of refuge in ancient Hawaii, where warriors and others who had broken kapu &mdash; a stringent system of religious regulations centered around maintaining the divinely given power of the alii (rulers) &mdash; could gain sanctuary and pardon.</p>
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Some local Hawaiian leaders maintain that traditional concepts tied to dealing with lawbreakers have a place in modern prison rehabilitation efforts.

Puuhonua were sacred places of refuge in ancient Hawaii, where warriors and others who had broken kapu — a stringent system of religious regulations centered around maintaining the divinely given power of the alii (rulers) — could gain sanctuary and pardon. Login for more...



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