Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau Park Closure

In preparation for the August 11 closure the public can also expect intermittent closures on the coastal trail from August 9-12.

Judge Rules for State in Lawsuit Challenging Kulani Reopening

Circuit Court Judge Glenn Hara ruled in favor of the Department of Public Safety in the lawsuit seeking to have a pu`uhonua established at the prison.

First Group of Inmates Arrives at Kulani Correctional Facility

The minimum-security prison on the slopes of Mauna Loa will eventually house 200 low-risk inmates.

Kulani Correctional Facility Reopens Its Doors

The first 25 inmates are expected to arrive at the rural, minimum-security prison later this month.

Judge Refuses Request to Block Kulani Reopening

Circuit Judge Glenn Hara today denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the reopening of the “prison without walls” on the slopes of Mauna Loa.

Injunction Sought to Stop Kulani Prison Reopening

A lawsuit filed by Ohana Ho`opakele to require the establishment of a pu`uhonua at the prison on the slopes of Mauna Loa was rejected by a judge last week.

Arizona Inmates Added to Kulani Prison Suit

Three Hawaiian inmates in an Arizona prison have joined a lawsuit seeking the Hawaiian concept of pu`uhonua, refuge and healing, at Kulani Correctional Facility when it reopens on the Big Island.