Column: Clearing up misperceptions about parole during pandemic

The Hawaii Paroling Authority (HPA) is the central paroling authority for the state of Hawaii. HPA is a quasi-judicial body whose mission is to determine minimum terms of imprisonment; evaluate and grant parole and revoke for violations. HPA Field Supervision utilizes community resources as a link for parolees to reintegrate into society. The HPA board consists of five members who also make recommendations for gubernatorial pardons in concert with the director of the Department of Public Safety (DPS).