Draft Environmental Assessment (May 8, 2008)
Oahu: OCCC, Halawa, Waiawa, Women’s (10MB)
Kauai: KCCC (4MB)
Maui: MCCC (3MB)
Hawaii: HCCC, Hale Nani, Kulani (10MB)
JUSTICE Conference Proceedings (October 17, 2009).
I apologize for transposing the titles of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i moderators. They should read:
Pam Lichty, President of Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i
Jeanne Ohta, Executive Director of Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i
with isle senator
Honolulu Star Bulletin
November 4, 2007
By Robert Shikina
KOLD Tucson, AZ Nov 2, 2007
construct fourth prison in Eloy
Grande Valley Newspapers Inc
By LINDSEY GEMME, Editor
October 11, 2007
Pūpūkahi I Holomua (United to Move Forward) Conference (November 8 & 9, 2007)
Harm Reduction Approaches to Tough Social Problems is a two-day interactive conference to be held at the Hilton Waikīkī/Prince Kūhio Hotel in Honolulu
The fabric of Hawai'i is threatened by a host of interrelated social problems including mental health, drug misuse, communicable diseases, poverty, homelessness, and the over-reliance on incarceration. Pūpūkahi I Holomua will bring together community organizations, researchers, service providers and consumers, policy makers, and concerned citizens to highlight and discuss holistic and effective ways of addressing tough social issues. Conference content areas include:
Mental and Physical Health
Harm Reduction Policy and Practice
The conference will feature local, national, and international presenters including:
Patt Denning, PhD, Director of Clinical Services & Training, Harm Reduction Therapy Center (Oakland and San Francisco, California ).
Valli Kalei Kanuha, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Department of Sociology.
Jeannie Little, LCSW, Executive Director, Harm Reduction Therapy Center (Oakland and San Francisco, California).
Ethan Nadelmann, PhD, JD, Founder and Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance.
Marsha Rosenbaum, PhD, Director of the Drug Policy Alliance's Safety First project.
Alex Wodak, MD. Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St. Vincent's Hospital (Sydney, Australia) and President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation
Prison release scare came from legislators. Honolulu Star Bulletin Editorial Sunday, August 5, 2007Mahalo for Override of Re-Entry Program. Letter to the Editor by Kat Brady. Honolulu Advertiser. Tuesday, July 17, 2007...
Opinion: Time for leaders to take on real issues of prison reform Honolulu Advertiser. Monday, July 16, 2007
Helping isle inmates re-enter society is sensible, saves money
Gathering Place: Kat Brady. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Sunday, June 24, 2007
What I'm reading: Kat Brady By Christine Thomas. Honolulu Advertiser. Sunday, June 24, 2007
New prison for Islands unlikely Honolulu Advertiser Saturday, July 15, 2006
Arizona prisons may get Island inmates Honolulu Advertiser Wednesday, June 28, 2006..
Three-strikes law proposed for Islands By Derrick DePledge Honolulu Advertiser February 10, 2006
More Charges In Prison Sex Case Honolulu Advertiser March 11, 2005
Drug treatment stretched thin by other prison costs Honolulu Advertiser Sunday, January 18, 2004...
Go With What Works: U.S. must rethink drug policy and take a different approach toward nonproblem users. By James P. Gray, California Law Journal. July 16, 2001
Job training mostly for men in Hawaii prisons by Clynton Namuo Pacific Business News - July 9, 2004
Being Empowered and Safe Together (BEST) is a program of Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc., administered in collaboration with the State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety and funded by Federal funds for the “Going Home”, pilot program.
Restorative Circles—A Reentry Planning Process for Hawaii Inmates By Lorenn Walker, Ted Sakai, Kat Brady. Published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (June 2006) www.uscourts.gov
Legislators re SB 932
Editorials got it
wrong -- it was governor, not Legislature, who used scare tactics about
prisoners. Senator Hanabusa. August 12, 2007
932: Public safety at stake: Prison system needs updated
methods. Sen. Will Espero.
Dayton Series. Honolulu
Advertiser Monday, October 3, 2005
Years of problems yield few answers
Keep transferring or build here? Costs, economics not that simple
Prison keeps impoverished town alive
A history of trouble at Mainland prisons holding Hawai'i inmates
Where the prisons are: From Hawai‘i to Kentucky
Prisons for profit: inside the big business of CCA
out: Did the crystal methamphetamine media blitz last month daze
the public? By Phil Hayworth Honolulu Weekly Coverstory October 29,
Community_Alliance_on_Prisons_Report_re_Sarah Au Mau Ah_Mau_1.3.06
The Drug War: Two Views. The Orange County Register. September 29, 1996
Public Policy: Legalization would send the wrong message to children. Barry R. McCaffrey, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Public Policy: Consider the violence associated with the prohibition of drugs. Gordon Wilson & Laguna Niguel.
Too many people profit from sending prisoners out of state, By Rena Morningstar Blumberg Haleakala Times (October 24, 2006)
Lack of Voting Rights in our Nation’s Capital. League of Women Voters (LWV) of Kaua'i County - Public Forum . April 23, 2007. Jeanette Senecal (Washington, D. C. League spokesperson), Kat Brady (Coordinator of the Community Alliance on Prisons)
An open letter to the nation's drug czar By James P. Gray. Opinion. The Orange County Register. August 12, 1996
|Kokua Council: September 25, 2006. Program: Kat Brady: Women Behind Bars. Kat Brady serves as Coordinator of the Community Alliance on Prisons, a community initiative working on developing effective interventions for Hawaii’s offenders and to improve the quality of justice in Hawaii. She is the only community member of the Judiciary Intermediate Sanctions Working Group and is a justice advocate who is activity engaged in bringing the community voice into venues where it has rarely been heard. She also works to increase public participation into reforming public policy. Her areas of focus include environmental, cultural, gender, juvenile and social justice issues.||"Reaching the New Untouchables:
Women Who Use Drugs" will be the keynote talk Wednesday at the
annual dinner meeting of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii (2006).
Corinne Carey, deputy director of Break the Chains: Communities of
Color and the War on Drugs in New York, will be the keynote speaker,
according to the drug policy group. "We have to stop thinking of women
and substance abuse as mothers, or pregnant women, or women who are
being abused," Carey said in the news release. "We need to view them as
people who need help, specifically from the growing tide of
methamphetamine addiction." Her organization's mission is to replace
punitive drug polices with alternative policies that promote racial
justice, public health and human rights, according to a news release
from the forum. The event at the Japanese Cultural Center also will
present the Drug Policy Forum's Ho'omaluhia (Peacemaker) Award to Dr.
Tricia Wright, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii's
John A. Burns School of Medicine, for starting Hawaii's first perinatal
clinic for women who abuse substances.
Briefing on Crime in Hawai‘i (July 17, 2007). House Judiciary Committee informational briefing. The ACLU of Hawai‘i, the Community Alliance on Prisons and the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai‘i will co-host the briefing. Hawai‘i State Capitol, Conference Room 325
Voting Rights - Two Disenfranchised Groups (April 21, 2007). Speakers include: Jeanette Senecal, Washington DC & Kat Brady, Community Alliance on Prisons. League of Women Voters of Kauai 2007 Annual Meeting
Three Strikes: Throw Away Justice (October 9, 2006). A special presentation by Kat Brady from the Community Alliance on Prisons at the North Hawaii Education Research Center. Sponsors: The Osher Lifelong Learning Insitute at NHERC and UHH-Hilo.
Joint Statement by Community Alliance on Prisons and the ACLU of Hawai'i Calls Upon Community to Press Governor and Department of Public Safety to Mount a Thorough and Independent Investigation of Growing Scandal at Brush Prison in Colorado March 24, 2005
Women In Prison. Hawaii Public Radio's Town Square. (February 22,
2005). Kat Brady, justice activist, Coordinator of the Community
Alliance on Prisons; Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D., is a nationally
recognized professor in the Women's Studies Program at the University
of Hawaii at Manoa; Lorraine Robinson is Director of Ka Hale Ho`ala Hou
No Na Wahine, a 36-bed work furlough program for women exiting prison.
"Kids Behind Bars - Rethinking Juvenile Justice in Hawai`i" Honolulu-Blaisdell Arena (March 4, 2004); Waianae-Community Center (May 20, 2004); Kahalu`u-K.E.Y. Project (July 20, 2004). Sponsored by Hawai'i Juvenile Justice Project. HJJP Members include the Community Alliance on Prisons/Kat Brady.
Public Forum to Address Youth Facility Overcrowding (February 11, 2004) Sponsored by Hawai'i Juvenile Justice Project. HJJP Members include the Community Alliance on Prisons/Kat Brady.
(February 20, 2001). Bill Zimmerman and Dan Abrahamson, co-authors of
California's Proposition 36, which diverts drug offenders to treatment
instead of prison ... will also be at a public forum ... at Kaumakapili
Church. Discussion will be based on promoting drug treatment over
incarceration. The forum is co-sponsored by DPFH, ACLU of Hawaii, the
Community Alliance on Prisons, the Hawaii Ecumenical Coalition, Harm
Reduction Hawaii and T.J. Mahoney's.
"Hawaii's Prison Crisis: Throwing Away the Next Generation." (October 21, 2000) All day forum sponsored by the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, ACLU of Hawaii and the Community Alliance on Prisons, at the Central Union Church, featuring Al Bronstein, former director of the ACLU National Prison Project and others.
|Hawaii Friends of Civic and
Law Related Education
Prison Programs: In 2004 Hawai‘i Friends, in collaboration with the Hawaii state Department of Public Safety and the Community Alliance on Prisons, created and applied two innovative prison programs.
The Restorative Circle process, which is for prison inmates, their families and victims, which addresses inmates’ needs, including the need for reconciliation, has been pioneering work (2006, Federal Probation Journal, “Restorative Circles: A Reentry Planning Process for Hawaii Inmates” ...
Modified Restorative Circles: Since developing the Restorative Circle program Hawai‘i Friends has applied the same process for inmates whose families and loved one are not interested or are unable to share in a process, with a group of inmates as supporters. The Modified Restorative Circles are promising interventions for assisting inmates in developing reentry plans that addresses ways she or he may reconcile without victim participation.
Kat is a community advocate for justice who is actively engaged in bringing the community’s voice into venues where it has rarely been heard. She works to increase civic literacy, public participation, and to reform public policy. Her areas of focus include environmental, cultural, and social justice issues.
Kat serves as:
• Assistant Executive Director of Life of the Land, a 35-year old environmental and community action group,
• Legislative Coordinator for the Hawai‘`i Juvenile Justice Project
• Legislative Coordinator for the ACLU of Hawai`i
• The only prisoner advocate in the state on the UH Institutional Review Board reviewing social science research,
• Vice President and Board member of the Drug Policy Forum of Hawai`i,
• Coordinator of Community Alliance on Prisons,
• A community member of the Act 161 Interagency Council,
• The only community member of the Intermediate Sanctions Working Group formed by the Judiciary,
• Board member of Hawai`i Friends of Law & Civic Related Education,
• An active member of the Hawai`i Women's Coalition, and
• Chair of the Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women.
Kat is the proud recipient of the 2003 National Association of Hawaiian Civic Club’s Kako`o o Kalaniana`ole Award, which recognized her as the Outstanding Non-Hawaiian for Service to the Hawaiian Community. Kat’s deeply held beliefs in the values of aloha `aina and malama `aina drive her passion for positive social change.
|Carrie Ann Shirota
Director of the B.E.S.T. Reintegration Program
Born and raised on Maui, Ms. Shirota graduated from Baldwin High School.
While studying at Santa Clara University and the University of Hawai`i Law School, Ms. Shirota engaged in justice struggles for civil and human rights.
Prior to joining BEST, Ms. Shirota worked as an Enforcement Attorney with the Hawai`i Civil Rights Commission and as a Public Defender on O`ahu.
These professional experiences, combined with her volunteer work with Community Alliance on Prisons that advocates for alternatives to incarceration, convinced her to return home and work with the BEST Reintegration Program.
Ms. Shirota continues to be inspired by the courage and determination of BEST Clients to rebuild their lives, and give back to our community. http://meoinc.charityfinders.org/Contact%20Us