[NOTE: This story has been updated to include information on why work to replace some of the prison's broken emergency exit doors, which was to have happened by Mar. 30 of this year, still hasn't taken place.] Everyone in Hawaii who even glances at the news knows that Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC) is a powder keg. It’s been overcrowded for many years, and right … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Inmate frustrations boil over at Maui Community Correctional Center
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’?
NOT EVEN A PIN DROP Officials at England’s 12th-century St. Peter’s Church in Seaford, East Sussex, which is renowned for its eerie quiet, created a 30-minute CD recently of near-total silence, first as a small-scale fundraising project, but later for general sales (since word-of-mouth had attracted orders from as far away as Ghana). Those who have heard it said they could make … [Read more...] about Wolf Education and Crappy Art And Least Competent Criminals
Maui Community Correctional Center sent inmates to do landscaping work for a prison guard’s private company, a new whistleblower retaliation complaint filed by former MCCC Correctional Officer Hendricks Haapu alleges. A 20-year vet of the prison, Haapu also alleges that he was “overworked, reassigned and verbally and physically harassed” when he complained about the labor to … [Read more...] about Maui Prison Guard Accused Of Using Inmates For Private Landscaping Company