PHOENIX - Two Hawaii inmates housed at a private prison in Arizona could face the death penalty if convicted of killing a fellow Hawaii inmate.
ACLU Hawaii says it hopes Arizona will respect the fact that Hawaii has rejected capital punishment.
But Hawaii Department of Public Safety Director Clayton Frank says crimes committed in another state are addressed by that state. He says the state of Hawaii abides by the laws of other states.
Miti Maugaotega Jr. and Micah Kanahele were indicted May 20 on first-degree murder and gang-related charges in the killing of Bronson Nunuha. He was found stabbed to death Feb. 18 in his cell at Saguaro Correctional Center.
Close to 1,900 Hawaii inmates are housed at the Corrections Corp. of America prison.
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