Nolan Espinda


The Hawaii deputy sheriff who shot and killed a man at the state Capitol is being investigated in the killing.

Casey Harlow

State Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda was confirmed by the Hawaiʻi Senate Wednesday after critical remarks by several of his opponents.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Nolan Espinda, Gov. David Ige’s nominee to head the state Department of Public Safety, won’t get the backing of a key legislative committee.

Ku'uwehi Hiraishi

Hawaii lawmakers tried Tuesday to get more information about the recent Maui prison riot and two fatal shootings involving the state Department of Public Safety.


Internal and criminal investigations are underway following an disturbance at the Maui Community Correctional Center yesterday that left several staff members with minor injuries.

Wayne Yoshioka

The state is moving ahead with its plan to replace O’ahu’s aging jail for pre-trial detainees and those will less than a year sentence.

Lawmakers Briefed on OCCC Replacement Plan

Jan 28, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

A joint Senate and House committee was briefed yesterday on a proposal to move the O’ahu Community Correctional Center from Kalihi to Halawa.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Michael Coghlan / Flickr
Michael Coghlan / Flickr

On this Aloha Friday, you may be looking forward to a variety of weekend activities. But for prisoners, the highlight of a weekend is often visitations from family members.  A year ago, those visits were consistently cancelled - now they take place on a routine basis.