On Monday, March 11, the Maui Police Department was called to assist Maui Community Correctional Center in quelling a “disturbance” caused by inmates who refused to follow directives to return to their cells, and instead started a fire. According to a statement released by the Hawai‘i Department of Public Safety, 42 inmates refused to follow the order, while 52 complied. The … [Read more...] about Is Maui Community Correctional Center Reaching its Breaking Point?
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Daisy Kasitati, an inmate at Maui Community Correctional Center, died in her cell yesterday afternoon, Hawaii Public Safety officials confirmed today. As to how Kasitati died, officials would only say that "Her official cause of death is pending," though foul play has already been ruled out. Here's the full statement on the death from Hawaii Department of Public Safety … [Read more...] about Hawaii Public Safety officials confirm inmate death at Maui Community Correctional Center
Not long after taking my seat in the Maui Arts and Cultural Center's Castle Theater a little while before the start of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's April 20 Town Hall meeting, I noticed a couple guys standing against the far wall. They wore civilian clothes, but something about the way they were standing just screamed cop to me. Though there were still some seats available on the … [Read more...] about Was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard afraid of her constituents at her Maui Town Hall meeting?
If you read the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Maui Now or Mauiwatch today (or read The Maui News tomorrow, when, presumably, they'll get around to it), you learned that there was some sort of "disturbance" this morning at Maui Community Correctional Center. The above-cited news organizations all got their information from a Hawaii Department of Public Safety press release … [Read more...] about Will we ever find out what caused today’s Maui Community Correctional Center ‘disturbance’?
[This post was updated with additional details released from the Hawaii Department of Safety at about 2:30pm this afternoon] Looks like we've got an escapee from MCCC. Here's a news release we received an hour ago from the Hawaii Department of Public Safety: For public release: Last night at approximately 9:40 p.m. inmate Junior Jorju escaped from the Maui Community … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Inmate Escaped MCCC Last Night