Prison officials ordered to accommodate Native Hawaiian religion
By Timothy Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 5, 2019
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MAY 2018
Native Hawaiians make up about 40 percent of the prison population in Hawaii while representing just 21 percent of the general population. The state Department of Public Safety violated federal law when it ignored a Halawa Correctional Facility inmate’s requests to engage in certain Native Hawaiian religious practices, according to a court ruling.