2 more bills being heard THURSDAY, 1.28
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Conference Room 229
SB 2096 FEASIBILITY & IMPACT STUDY OF MOVING OCCC TO HALAWA $ PSM,WAM
Requires DPS to conduct a feasibility study on transferring the inmates and operations of OCCC to Halawa, while maintaining the inmates and operations of Halawa correctional facility at Halawa. NISHIHARA, TOKUDA, WAKAI, Baker, Espero, Kidani, Slom http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2096_.pdf
From Kat: This bill is confusing because it seems to assume that OCCC imprisoned persons will be moved into Halawa Correctional Facility. This cannot be done because Halawa is a prison and OCCC is a jail. I will call the Chair’s office tomorrow and get back to you on this one…
SB 2199 DPS – NO COMMISSION ON INMATE PHONE CALLS PSM,WAM
Prohibits the department of public safety from receiving any commission payments from telephone service providers based on inmate phone calls.
ESPERO, Baker, Inouye, Nishihara, Slom
CAP Position: CAP SUPPORTS!
- Keeping imprisoned people connected to their loved ones is a crucial reentry strategy
- This commission thing has been a huge scam that the FCC has finally addressed – stop the slush fund!
If no commissions are allowed; there must be a provision to reduce the cost of the calls