Aloha Justice Advocates!
Please support these great bills! Just a sentence or two of support would be great!
Here are the links to CAP’s Testimonies:
PSM SB 70 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 70 appropriates funds to the successful restorative reentry circles process.
PSM SB 71 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 71 appropriates funds to the department of public safety to contract with community-based non- profit organizations to provide mentoring, restorative circles, farming, artisan skills, cognitive restructuring, and cultural healing services to inmates and former inmates.
PSM SB 72 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 72 requires the department of public safety to assess and refer inmates to the Hawaii paroling authority (HPA) for possible medical release. Allows an inmate to be considered for medical release at the request of the director, the inmate, or the inmate’s representative, if the inmate meets specified criteria. Requires the HPA to grant or deny the request after a hearing, to set reasonable conditions on an inmate’s medical release, and to promptly order an inmate returned to custody to await a revocation hearing if the HPA receives credible information that an inmate has failed to comply with any reasonable conditions of medical release.
PSM SB 74 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 74 allows committed persons to create and place for sale approved products and crafts. Allocates proceeds to rehabilitation programs, the crime victim compensation special fund, and the committed person’s account. Requires department of public safety to study other states’ practices on the making and sale of arts and crafts by inmates. Requires a report to the 2014 legislature.
PSM SB 204 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 204 appropriates funds for state programs related to the re-integration of offenders into the general population.
PSM SB 576 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 576 requires a financial and management audit of the department of public safety commissary operations and out-of-state commissaries where Hawaii inmates are confined.
PSM SB 705 Testimony in STRONG SUPPORT
SB 705 requires the release on supervised parole prior to expiration of the maximum sentence.
PSM SB 77 Testimony in SUPPORT
SB 77 allows two members of the Hawai`i paroling authority to constitute a quorum.