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Former inmates seek prison audit


    Poepoe Mika, left, who was recently released after serving 20 years, and DeMont Conner allege the state is not properly monitoring conditions at Saguaro Correctional Facility, the private prison where Hawaii inmates are housed in Arizona.

Two former Hawaii prison inmates are urging lawmakers to audit the state prison system and to focus the inquiry on the use of long-term lockdowns and chemical irritants such as pepper spray on Hawaii inmates housed in a privately run prison on the mainland. Read more

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