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
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Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC)'s fire control system has been a mess for at least the past two years, documents obtained by MauiTime show, and it won't be fully modernized for at least another year. In fact, correspondence between the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) shows that state officials have known … [Read more...] about Maui Community Correctional Center’s fire control system has been a mess for two years
Recently, I went into the Maui Community Correctional Center. I was there to meet with the Warden and another official to talk with them about the problems facing MCCC that are becoming increasingly critical, namely the vast overcrowding that is plaguing all jails and prisons in Hawaii. I entered through the guard house, under the high fence topped with razor wire, where I … [Read more...] about What will we do about the ‘egregious overcrowding’ at Maui Community Correctional Center?
It’s hard to believe sometimes that we’ve been around for two decades. Sure, we’ve changed a lot in that time (what hasn’t?). But in that time, we’ve brought you a lot of stories–some good, others not so much, but all with the goal of publishing interesting, readable and honest stories about what’s really going on in Maui County. That commitment remains the same today as it was … [Read more...] about MauiTime celebrates 20 years of independent journalism
If you exhibit any empathy at all, reading the news these days is a terrible depressing experience. Every day it seems, the President “Baby” Donald Trump and Republican-controlled Legislatures across the country sign executive orders or introduce legislation designed to curb someone’s civil liberties–voting rights, trans rights, protester rights, even the rights of documented … [Read more...] about We talk story with ACLU Hawaii Legal Director Mateo Caballero about Trump’s assault on civil liberties