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Improve prison work furloughs


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

~~<p>The number of inmates walking away from a work-furlough program affiliated with the Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to increase, and that's worrisome. The Department of Public Safety attributes the increase to the fact that the size of the program doubled in recent years. That's a factor, certainly, but it doesn't tell the whole story.</p>
<p>This issue demands greater attention from DPS to ensure community safety; the escapes undermine support for a program that generally succeeds in preparing prisoners to re-enter society.</p>
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The number of inmates walking away from a work-furlough program affiliated with the Oahu Community Correctional Center continues to increase, and that's worrisome. The Department of Public Safety attributes the increase to the fact that the size of the program doubled in recent years. That's a factor, certainly, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

This issue demands greater attention from DPS to ensure community safety; the escapes undermine support for a program that generally succeeds in preparing prisoners to re-enter society. Login for more...



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