More on Kulani

Kulani Prison takes step toward reopening
By Nancy Cook Lauer – ncook-lauer@westhawaiitoday.com, West Hawaii Today,12:05 am – November 24, 2012

Excerrpt:

HILO — About 200 Hawaii inmates will be closer to home for the holidays as early as next year if the proposed reactivation of Kulani prison comes to fruition.

The project moved a step forward Friday with publication of a proposed finding of no significant environmental impact. The publication in the state’s Environmental Notice opens the comment period on the project. …

Once reopened, it will employ 96 staff to support the 200 inmates who are two to four years from finishing their sentences. The facility would cost $5.6 million annually to operate, according to a state report. The state anticipates using inmate labor to repair the facility, lowering the renovation costs to $600,000.

The complete 53-page report can be found at here.
Comments are being accepted until Feb. 7.

There will be meetings on Hawai`i island and CAP will keep you posted on the dates. Kat will send comments after she reviews the document.

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