Hawaii justice system wrestles with COVID-19 virus threat




The new three-story Keahuolu Courthouse is pictured its opening week in August 2019. Hawaii’s criminal justice system is struggling with how to deal with its overcrowded prisons and mandated court dates as the potentioal spread of the COVID-19 virus complicates operations at all levels. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread event postponements and cancellations, school campus closures and other measures, including social distancing, in an attempt to stop the spread of the potentially deadly virus.