News Releases

Measures to Improve Criminal Justice System Become Law — Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law a comprehensive policy package contained in two measures – House Bill 2515 and Senate Bill 2776 – designed to lower recidivism, increase efficiency in the criminal justice system, and ensure accountability of people convicted of crimes. The bills are ...
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WCCC Transcription Initiative

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 in News Releases

WOMEN’S CORRECTIONAL CENTER INMATES TO HELP TRANSCRIBE HAWAIIAN NEWSPAPERS WRITTEN BETWEEN 1834-1948 –The Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) Trauma Informed Care Initiative today presented “Ua Mau Ke Ea / Ike Ku’oko’a” – A learning process that addresses the needs of incarcerated, Native Hawaiians who are affected by historical trauma. The initiative seeks to foster a ...
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WCC women planting breadfruit trees.

Breadfruit Tree Program

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in News Releases

CLONED BREADFRUIT TREES THRIVE UNDER SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM AT THE WOMEN’S COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER — Three and a half years ago the Department of Public Safety (PSD) Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) teamed up with the Garden Club of Honolulu and the Breadfruit Institute on an experiment to raise clone ‘ulu trees, otherwise known as breadfruit. ...
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State of Hawai’i Develops Comprehensive Plan to Improve Criminal Justice System — After nearly eight months of working on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), Governor Neil Abercrombie today endorsed the JRI Working Group’s policy recommendations to improve the state’s criminal justice system. The series of policy recommendations aim to reduce recidivism, ensure accountability for people ...
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Justice Reinvestment Initiative Plan Released – After nearly eight months of working on the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), Governor Neil Abercrombie today endorsed the JRI Working Group’s policy recommendations to improve the state’s criminal justice system. The series of policy recommendations aim to reduce recidivism, ensure accountability for people convicted of crimes and make the ...
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Sheriff Booking

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 in News Releases

Sheriff Booking Station – After two years of planning and construction the new Sheriff Division Booking/Receiving and Warrants Facility on Keawe Street is open. The previous booking station was housed in Halawa Correctional Facility which made it difficult for people to voluntarily turn themselves in and resulted in delays in processing arrests due to transport ...
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Accreditation

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in News Releases

Accreditation – The Hawaii Intake Service Center, an agency within the State Department of Public Safety, has been awarded a Second Chance Act grant of $597,576 through the Office Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Fugitive Captured

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in News Releases

Fugitive Captured – The state Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sheriff’s deputies yesterday arrested a CrimeStoppers/Hawaii Most Wanted Fugitive near the Honolulu International Airport.