HONOLULU (AP) - About 150 low-risk Hawaii inmates held in
mainland prisons could be returned to the islands.
A report by the Criminal Justice Institute found the security
classification system Hawaii prison officials use to decide where
to house inmates overestimates the risk convicts pose.
Hawaii pays $50 million a year to house more than 2,000 state
prison inmates in privately run correctional facilities in Arizona
and Kentucky. The prisons are run by Corrections Corporation of
America, based in Nashville.