We accept our responsibilities, and we will be held accountable.
Serve, honor, protect, and care for resources; maintain fiduciary responsibility.
KŪLIA I KA NU‘U— Achievement.
We pursue excellence in all we do. Strive to reach the summit.
KA LĀ HIKI OLA— Optimism.
We think positively.
WORK THAT CHANGES LIVES
It was an honor and privilege to be able to sign SB2630, which will allow HCI to sell inmate-made products and services on the open market to the general public. Not only will this bill help the program to be self-sustaining, it will also give individuals in the program a source of income to help meet their financial obligations while incarcerated.
The first factor in efficiency is the food the program produces for its own institutional food-service system. The food produced by the agribusiness program, by inmates for inmates, using PSD facilities, reduces PSD'’s need to purchase food from outside vendors. We use as much of its own fresh produce in its food-service system as possible.
The agribusiness program maintains its own distribution system, which we hope will extend to all the correctional facilities in the state. Where appropriate, the program can maximize what is grown at any one site and distribute it throughout the entire system. When the program produces significantly more than what the inmate population will consume, the surplus can be delivered to nonprofit organizations, and other state-owned facilities.