CAPWATCH: 2 More Bills on THURS 1.28.16

2 more bills being heard THURSDAY, 1.28

ACTION ALERTCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Chair
Senator Will Espero, Vice Chair

Thursday, January 28, 2016
1:15 p.m.
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
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB2199_.pdf

CAP Position:             CAP SUPPORTS! 

Talking Points:

  • 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

 

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