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As long as large numbers of Hawaiian inmates continue to reside in mainland private prisons, they often must focus their energy on surviving their prison sentences rather than on rehabilitation. However, the expected reopening of the Kulani Correctional Facility may help meet the governor's goal of moving inmates back to the mainland and establishing a restorative justice program that can help provide the skills prisoners need to succeed within the community while on parole or upon release.
The 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, requires that prisoners be provided adequate medical care.