The latest this legislative session is a new bill to stop inmates from "maxing out" meaning completing their entire sentence in prison. But why?
"They are more likely to reoffend. They simply walk out the door cold, without any kind of support any kind of supervision," said Ted Sakai, who has been nominated to serve as the Department of Public Safety's Chair -- for a second time.
"That is frightening and that is something the community should be up in arms about," said Brady.
The state has also already brought back hundreds of Hawaii inmates housed in mainland prisons, and plans to bring back a lot more, with a cost-savings $30,000 each.
The goal is use those savings to fund sorely needed treatment programs for inmates paroled, instead of just let out, for their sake and for ours.
"Almost everybody is going to come out some day and they are going to be on the bus next to your daughter. How do you feel about that? I want somebody who wants to be a contributing member of society next to my loved one," said Brady.