CHOW Fact Sheet.
Honolulu Advertiser article by Michael Tsai shows the loss of federal funds resulting from Hawaiian prisoners being counted in Arizona census statistics. Almost 2000 Hawaii prisoners are in the for-profit Corrections Corporation of America, far from their families, and making re-entry yet more challenging. Native Hawaiians have an incarceration rate 4 times higher than whites in Hawaii.
People in local jails are significantly poorer than non-incarcerated people, and even poorer than people in prison, finds a new report by the nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative.