Please join Hawai'i Justice Coalition for a community meeting that will focus on BAIL REFORM: Shrinking the Human and Financial Cost of Jails in Hawai'i. The event will be held on Friday, August 3, from 6-8pmat the Unitarian Church on the Pali. A flyer is attached!
A panel of distinguished speakers will educate our community about bail - its original purpose, and the unfairness that results from our current system where the "poor get jail" and the "rich post bail."
Our speakers will propose SOLUTIONS to reform our broken Bail System, and connect the dots about how BAIL REFORM will significantly reduce the pre-trial population at every jail within Hawai'i.
You'll also hear an update on the proposed new jail to replace OCCC. (The Final EIS for this project was published on July 8.)
In addition to hearing from speakers, we'll set aside time for community engagement in the form of an activity. This will be OUR collective opportunity to advocate for bail reform and investing in cost-effective alternatives to building a new jail that it estimated to cost over $500 million (for construction alone).