The motion will be heard on 20 June 2014.
Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
According to reporter John Burnett, a Native Hawaiian group called “Ohana Ho’opakele” is suing the state Department of Public Safety, the state Department of Accounting and General Services, and state Comptroller Dean Seki to force the state of Hawaii “to establish a pu’uhonua, a place of refuge or healing, instead of reopening the prison on the site about 20 miles southeast of Hilo on the southeast slopes of Mauna Loa.” Hilo Circuit Judge Glenn Hara will hear the case on 20 June 2014, eleven days before the scheduled opening of the Kulani minimum security prison. The reopening of the Kulani facility would accommodate approximately 200 of the nearly 1,700 Hawaii inmates now incarcerated in mainland U.S. prisons. “Ohana Ho’opakele” president Ralph Palikapu Dedman told reporter John Burnett that getting a summary judgment would be “a great moral victory for us…if they don’t open at the governor’s appointed time.” Aloha, Russ.