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Trends and Talkers: Halawa Correctional Facility's new visitation regulationsUPDATED 8:07 PM HST Jun 04, 2014Video Transcript
Correctional Facility will still be face to face, but not hand in hand. The changes to keep drugs out has you talking tonight. Starting immediately, inmates at Halawa Correctional can still see and hear their loved ones through 47 new windows, but the human touch is no longer allowed. The no-contact policy hopes to stem the flow of illegal drugs and other contraband into the prison. Very mixed opinions on this on our facebook page tonight. Ivan Ma'ave Ha'o says, "Disagree.. Family contact is a big part of a rehabilitation process.. For both the inmate and the family on the outside. But most of all we shouldn't punish our families that unfortunately has a family member incarcerated just because our department of public safety doesn't have the responsible staff that they should." But Garet N Leia writes, "Drugs being the reason or not. This should have been done done a long time ago. You brake the law you loose your rights. It's prison not summer camp." And Sweetie Taumua thinks they're focused on the wrong issue, "It ain't the visitorz ..its the employees!! ..ain't nothing changed..crooked.. corrupt!!" We want to know what you think of the new no-contact policy. Head to facebook and share your thoughts with us. Paula?