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Discriminatory jail system needs fixing

  • DENNIS ODA / 2017

    This is one of the guard towers at Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC) in Kalihi. Kailua resident Joan Schumacher writes that the present system is discriminatory and lacks in safety, resulting in too many suicides.

Our present jail holds many people who have not been proven guilty of any crime. These prisoners cannot afford bail, in addition to others who need mental health and substance- abuse treatment. Read more

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