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Holiday brightens for inmate moms, their kids

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Shayden Kalani hugged his mother, Chantelle, during the Christmas reunion. It was the first time the two had seen each other in two years.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Inmates Lisia Talakai, left, Lori Brown and Pumehana Kido grilled hamburgers for the mothers and their visitors.
  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    The Star Light, Star Bright program, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, hosted a Christmas gathering Saturday at the Women’s Community Correctional Center in Kailua, reuniting incarcerated moms with their children and caregivers. The Uu family — Salena, left, Solomon, Simeon IV, mom Leinaala Kauhi, dad Simeon III and Shyla — wrapped one another, saying the best presents are each other.

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