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Hawaiian Women Sent Home

Sexual Abuse Charges at Otter Creek

Following the recent sexual abuse charges made against officers at the Otter Creek Correctional Center in Wheelwright, KY, Hawaii decided to take its female prisoners out of the facility and send them back to Hawaii. A recent New York Times article outlines the factors in this decision and discusses the economic impact on renting prisoners.  Otter Creek is a private facility run by the Corrections Corporation of America and has been housing 168 women from Hawaii. 

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