THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Clarence K. Nishihara, Chair

Senator Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Senator Donna Mercado Kim, Chair

Senator Russell E. Ruderman, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TIME:

2:45 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The Department of Public Safety is responsible for the administration of all state and county correctional institutions.† Recently, many high profile suicides and suicide attempts have called in to question the departmentís protocols concerning suicide prevention and solitary confinement.

 

The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive an update on whether existing protocols are adequate, if those protocols were properly followed, what flaws, if any, have they since identified within these protocols, and what have they done to rectify those shortcomings.

 

It is also to request that the Department of Public Safety release all internal studies, reports and evaluations done by the Research and Evaluation in Public Safety Project conducted by the Social Science Research Institute of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to the legislature.† Data and research collected by these studies can be critical to addressing policy and protocol issues within the Department of Public Safety.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:† Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.† If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT (808) 586-6970.

 

 

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Senator Donna Mercado Kim

Chair

 

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Senator Clarence K. Nishihara

Chair