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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Friday December 22nd, 2017 :: 10:42 p.m. HST


Kulani Prison inmates Matthew Apuni, Lorrin Nakapalau reported missing from evening headcount. Hawaii PD notified. If seen, call 911.

Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) inmates Matthew Alani and Lorrin Nakapalau were reported missing from a headcount at approximately 8:35 p.m. Hawaii County Police were immediately notified. How they escaped is under investigation.

25-year old Alani is 5’6”, weighs 220 lbs. and has brown hair and eyes and a large tattoo across his neck. Alani is serving time for Robbery 2. His next parole hearing is scheduled for June 2018.

Nakapalau is 39-years old. He is 6’0” and weighs 160 lbs. Nakapalau has brown hair and eyes. He is serving time for Escape 2. His parole hearing is scheduled for June 2018.

If you see them, call 911.

Kulani Correctional Facility is located on the slope of Mauna Loa, approximately 20 miles east of Hilo. It is a work-camp type of facility that consists of dorm-style housing for minimum and community custody, sentenced male inmates who are nearing the end of their sentence and preparing for release. All inmates participate in education and/or substance abuse treatment programs.

Picture 1 - Matthew Alani
Picture 2 - Lorrin Nakapalau


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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96814

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