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Lockdown lifted at Kulani, visits to the correctional facility continue Sunday

The lockdown at Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo was lifted late this morning. All operations are back to normal. Families who had their visits cancelled today should call the facility to reschedule for tomorrow (Sunday 3/8/15).

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Visits to Kulani Correctional Facility Saturday are cancelled due to a lockdown

Kulani Correctional Facility visits have been cancelled due to the current lockdown and on-going investigation into Friday’s inmate disturbance at the facility. All scheduled Saturday visitors can reschedule for Sunday. At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Friday (3/6/15) an inmate at the Kulani Correctional Facility refused to go into his dorm. Staff were able to peacefully […]

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Kulani Correctional Facility in lockdown Friday (March 6)

At approximately 6:50 p.m. Friday (march 6) an inmate at the Kulani Correctional Facility refused to go into his dorm. Other inmates came out to see what was happening. Staff immediately implemented crisis response procedures to peacefully end the situation. The inmates were sent back to their dorms and a lockdown was initiated. All inmates […]

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Visits at Kulani Correctional Facility are cancelled Sunday (Dec 14)

MEDIA RELEASE Kulani Correctional Facility visits have been cancelled due to staffing shortages. Visitors who were scheduled to go up to the facility today were notified. The Department of Public Safety (PSD) has started putting out visitation cancellation notices through social media in an effort to get the word out faster to people who are […]

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Kulani Correctional Facility re-opens in Hilo

First phase of approximately 25 inmates will be brought in this month; 175 to return over five months

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New class of adult correctional officers graduates

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers at a recent graduation ceremony and luncheon at the Papaikou Hongwanji Hall. 26 recruits graduated from Basic Corrections Training (BCT) and will begin their careers at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). Hawaii Police Department Assistant Chief Henry Tavares was […]

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Forbes named warden at Kulani Correctional Facility

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Safety has announced the selection of Ruth Coller Forbes as warden of Kulani Correctional Facility. Forbes assumed the position Dec. 1, 2013. “Ruth has a broad knowledge of corrections and management. She is a valuable asset to the department and is committed to carrying out our mission,” Public Safety […]

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Public hearing on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility

The second of two public hearings on the reopening of Kulani Correctional Facility was held at the Keaau Community Center Thursday (Jan 31).

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Meeting on Kulani in Keaau (Jan. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE The second of two meetings on the state Department of Public Safety’s proposed plan to re-open Kulani Correctional Facility is slated for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Keaau Community Center. The Environmental Assessment will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public and questions and comments are welcome. For further information, […]

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Calls for a Pu‘uhonua for inmates at Kulani Correctional Facility hearing

Ideas for a Pu‘uhonua wellness center for inmates along with having them become high value detection dog trainers were presented by the public at the hearing on the re-opening of Kulani Correctional Facility.

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Hearings on proposed Kulani Correctional Facility reopening January 22 & 31

Tonight (Jan 22) is the first public meeting in Hilo for the community to hear about the proposed plan, give their input and ask questions. There will be another public hearing on Thursday (Jan 31) at the Keaau Community Center.

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Draft EA details plan to reactivate Kulani Correctional Facility

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Public Safety (PSD) has released a draft environmental assessment that proposes a plan to reactivate the Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo. This plan would allow the return of 200 minimum-security male inmates who have two to four years remaining before they are eligible for parole or release. It also calls […]

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Governor releases $52.5M for CIPs designed to shape Hawaii’s future

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $52.5 million for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that will help shape Hawaii’s future in the areas of connectivity, energy and growth, while continuing the state’s strategy of stimulating the economy and generating local jobs through prioritized CIP work. “Each of these projects represents […]

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Hawaii Community Correctional Facility employees picketed the United Public Worker's union office in Hilo. The UPW represents them or hasn't been representing them according to the sign-waving workers.

Corrections workers picket UPW union office in Hilo

Hawaii Community Correctional Facility employees picketed the United Public Worker’s union office in Hilo. The UPW represents them or hasn’t been representing them according to the sign-waving workers.

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