The State House of Representatives approved $337.4 million in Capital Improvement Project funding for the fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The funding was announced after the House adjourned its 2019 session last week. CIPs are defined as renovations, repairs, and major maintenance to existing facilities, landscape improvements, new construction, land acquisition, and utility … [Read more...] about Maui County Receives Millions From State for Capital Improvements
Maui Community Correctional Center
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?
Documents obtained by MauiTime show that on Jun. 27 Maui Community Correctional Center and the Department of Public Safety were fined for two items deemed “serious” by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The fines totaled $16,300, but according to DPS spokesperson Toni Schwartz, “the penalties were mitigated to $8,150.” The citation regarded the fire control … [Read more...] about Maui Community Correctional Center pays for ‘serious’ violations
[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
It’s been a helluva year, and that’s not a good thing. For the United States, the watchwords for 2017 have been violence and hatred–against women, African-Americans, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and basically everyone who isn’t a straight white male. You don’t have to be a master at reading the room to know that greed and ignorance are triumphing over notions of cooperation … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Year In Review