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Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Saturday December 23rd, 2017 :: 12:21 p.m. HST
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Missing Kulani inmates Matthew Alani and Lorrin Nakapalau captured. They are in Hawaii PD custody. Both face added escape charge.

Hawaii Police have confirmed they located and arrested Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) inmates Matthew Alani and Lorrin Nakapalau. The two inmates are now in Hawaii PD custody.

Alani and Nakapalau were reported missing from a headcount at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Friday. How they escaped is under investigation.

Alani is serving time for Robbery 2. Nakapalau is serving time for Escape 2. Both of their parole hearings were scheduled for June 2018.

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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Address/Location
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 808-587-1350

Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Event:
Wanted Person

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