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Get tough on sex abuse in prisons


    In 2015, there were more substantiated cases of staffers sexually abusing inmates than inmates abusing one other, according to the Department of Public Safety’s most recent report to the Legislature. The same held true in 2014.

A disturbing new report about sexual abuse in Hawaii’s correctional facilities should force a closer evaluation of how such crimes are handled, and what resources should be brought to bear to address the problem. Read more

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