Yesterday, April 2nd, 2020, city prosecutor candidate and retired Judge Alm joined the A-1 podcast via telephone to discuss the latest updates to the Hawaii state judiciary.
That day's breaking news was the Supreme Court's appointment of a SPECIAL MASTER to review the public defender's petition to release 426 inmates across the islands confined at various jails.
Retired Judge Alm commended the Hawaii Supreme Court's appointment of former state Intermediate Court of Appeals Judge Daniel R. Foley, since he specializes in mediations and is well suited for the position.
At the 1:45 minute mark, Judge Alm goes into further details on his thoughts on the announcement.
The announcement is available online.
At the 5:41 minute mark, Judge Alm responds to the concerns of the Stolen Stuff Hawaii online crime prevention community. Judge Alm explains the advantages of a "case-by-case" review of each inmate's charges, criminal history, and housing situation, before making a conclusion to release or detain.
At the 8:34 minute mark, Judge Alm explains how teleconferencing and video conferencing could be expanded so that essential hearings may be expedited. Above, is a section of the order released March 5th, 2020, by the Hawaii Supreme Court which allows judges to have in-person hearings at their discretion. It also expands and encourages the use of teleconferencing and video conferencing to limit the number of people gathering in court rooms.
Podcast is available (audio + video) on YouTube.
Audio only versions of the podcast are available now on SPOTIFY.