Paradise Lost: Hawaii’s Twenty Years of Failed Juvenile Corrections Reform

This video is about the history of the Hawaii’s Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF).

Hawaii Youth Correction Facility

Hawaii Youth Correction Facility

The facility is a youth correctional facility that is located in Maunawili, O’ahu and house both male and female youths.


There have been consistent problems that have plagued this facility. These issues have been recorded on special reports such as those made by the State of Hawaii and the Nation. This video focuses on the issues surrounding staffing, training, abuse, and excessive use of force, which have been the key issues in the history of the HYCF.

Source: Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)