Work Furlough Inmate Fails to Return to Hale NaniAugust 29, 2016, 8:05 AM HST (Updated August 29, 2016, 8:08 AM)
Hale Nani work furlough inmate Jeremy Ward failed to return from a furlough pass to the reintegration center Saturday night, Aug. 27.
Ward left at 8 a.m. and was scheduled to return by 8 p.m. State sheriffs and Hawai‘i County Police were notified.
Ward is a community custody inmate in the work furlough program with pass privileges. Community custody is the lowest classification status.
Ward, 39, is 5’5” tall and weighs 135 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
He was serving time for Theft 2, Bail Jumping 1 and Promoting Prison Contraband 2.
He faces an additional escape charge when found. His next parole hearing was scheduled for November 2016.
If you see Ward, call 911.
Hale Nani, HCCC’s reintegration program, is a dorm-style building located in Panaewa. Hale Nani offers offenders reintegration services and a work release program for sentenced inmates who will be released on the island of Hawai‘i.