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New law on reporting inmate deaths exposes alleged prison homicide

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A review of recent news releases issued by the Public Safety department shows the prison system did not publicly announce either the OCCC attack in November or the death more than a week ago of one of the inmates involved.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A review of recent news releases issued by the Public Safety department shows the prison system did not publicly announce either the OCCC attack in November or the death more than a week ago of one of the inmates involved.

A new law that requires prison officials to report to the governor each time an inmate dies in custody has already revealed the case of a prisoner who died on Christmas morning after being assaulted at Oahu Community Correctional Center. Read more

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