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Inmate at Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Panaewa escapes

A Hawaii island furlough inmate made an unauthorized exit from the Hale Nani Reintegration Center early this morning. Michael Blanco was seen walking out of the furlough center unauthorized just before 2 a.m. Security staff told him to stop but he ran. They pursued him but were unable to capture him. Hawaii Police were notified. […]

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Fake sheriif phone scam going on

Recent Sheriff impersonator scam incidents have prompted the State Sheriff Division to put out this reminder warning. Impersonators claiming to be deputy sheriffs are calling Hawaii residents to say they missed a court date and Sheriffs are being sent to arrest them. The alleged scammer then states that he accepts payment over the phone, which […]

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Missing inmate Chung-Hoon is arrested and returned to HCCC

Missing extended furlough inmate Troy Chung-Hoon was arrested this morning by Hawaii County Police and returned to the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC). On January 26, Chung-Hoon failed to check in, as scheduled, with his case manager at the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Hilo.

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Adult Correction Officer recruitment for jobs opens

The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on Oahu, Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Island. The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage.

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One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra phone calls to make up for the lost visits. Visits in all other HCCC housing units are still running as scheduled this weekend.

HCCC’s Waianuenue housing unit visits cancelled due to chickenpox case

One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra […]

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Jeremy Ward

Work furlough inmate fails to return to Hale Nani facility

Hale Nani work furlough inmate Jeremy Ward failed to return from a furlough pass to the reintegration center Saturday night. Ward left at 8 a.m. and was scheduled to return by 8 p.m. State Sheriffs and Hawaii County Police were notified.

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Partial power has been restored to sections of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC).  Electricity was restored to most areas of the facility by 1:30 p.m. Electrical contractors are continuing to work on a couple of sections that are still on the back-up generator.

Power outage at OCCC forces use of back-up generator and no air-conditioning

Partial power has been restored to sections of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). Electricity was restored to most areas of the facility by 1:30 p.m. Electrical contractors are continuing to work on a couple of sections that are still on the back-up generator.

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The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on every island.  The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end on Friday, January 29 at midnight.

Recruitment opens for Adult Correction Officer vacancies

The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on every island. The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end on Friday, January 29 at midnight.

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Hale Nani inmate fails to return from furlough

Hale Nani work furlough inmate Devin Saragosa-Taoy failed to return after work to the reintegration center. Saragosa-Taoy left for work this morning and was scheduled to return by 4:30 p.m. State Sheriffs and Hawaii County Police were notified.

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Hawaii inmate dies in Arizona prison facility

Saguaro Correctional Center has notified the Department of Public Safety of the death of a Hawaii inmate at their facility in Eloy, Arizona. On Thursday, at about 3:15 p.m. (HST), Saguaro inmate Jason McCormick activated a distress button in the housing cell and advised correctional officers that his cellmate needed medical attention. Corrections Officers found […]

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Jason Cantan

Missing extended furlough inmate turns himself in

Hawaii Island extended furlough inmate Jason Cantan turned himself in voluntarily at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center (HCCC) in Hilo at 11 a.m. Monday (March 2). Jason Cantan failed to report for his scheduled check-in on Wednesday, February 18 at the Hale Nani Reintegration Center. Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside […]

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Kulani Correctional Facility (Image courtesy of Big Island Video News)

Visits at Kulani Correctional Facility are cancelled Sunday (Dec 14)

MEDIA RELEASE Kulani Correctional Facility visits have been cancelled due to staffing shortages. Visitors who were scheduled to go up to the facility today were notified. The Department of Public Safety (PSD) has started putting out visitation cancellation notices through social media in an effort to get the word out faster to people who are […]

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Coburn Kaimiola Jr.

Missing inmate Kaimiloa arrested and returned to HCCC

Missing Big Island extended furlough inmate Coburn Kaimiola Jr. has been returned to HCCC. Coburn Kaimiola was arrested on a warrant by Hawaii Police on November 21. He was returned to HCCC yesterday. On July 11, 2013, Coburn Kaimiola left a Kona extended furlough house without authorization.

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Visitations cancelled at three Big Island correctional facilities Saturday (Sept 6)

Visits have been cancelled on the Big Island of Hawaii for: Punahele, Komohana These units are rescheduled for Sunday. Hale Nani, Waianuenue, afforded visits today. Kulani Correctional Facility Visits have been cancelled due to staffing shortages. To find out more about visitation schedules for each facility go to dps.hawaii.gov

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