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Hawaiians imprisoned by a dysfunctional system

By Palikapu Dedman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 09, 2014

~~<p>On May 1, the state Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 120, SD2, &quot;Requesting the Department of Public Safety to enter a public-private partnership for new correctional facilities.&quot; Introduced by Sens. Will Espero, Rosalyn Baker, Brickwood Galuteria and Sam Slom, this resolution is the first attempt to invite the so-called prison-industrial complex to Hawaii. The resolution earlier passed the House with only three dissenting votes.</p>
<p>Ohana Ho&lsquo;opakele does not believe the public supports this initiative. Why? Because it is a waste of taxpayers' money by continuing to fund a prison system that is not working.</p>
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On May 1, the state Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 120, SD2, "Requesting the Department of Public Safety to enter a public-private partnership for new correctional facilities." Introduced by Sens. Will Espero, Rosalyn Baker, Brickwood Galuteria and Sam Slom, this resolution is the first attempt to invite the so-called prison-industrial complex to Hawaii. The resolution earlier passed the House with only three dissenting votes.

Ohana Ho‘opakele does not believe the public supports this initiative. Why? Because it is a waste of taxpayers' money by continuing to fund a prison system that is not working. Login for more...



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