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UPDATE: HCCC Furlough Inmate Returned

November 26, 2014, 5:32 PM HST
* Updated December 2, 7:59 AM
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***Editor’s note (Dec. 2, 8 a.m.): The State Department of Public Safety erroneously reported that inmate Coburn Kaimiola had walked away from a furlough house on July 11, 2013. In an e-mail sent on Dec. 2, the PSD corrected its release, saying that Kaimiola had walked away earlier this year, not last year.***

A furlough inmate at the Hawai’i Community Correctional Center has been returned after leaving a Kona furlough house without authorization on July 11.

According to the State of Hawai’i Department of Public Safety, Coburn Kaimiola Jr. was arrested on a warrant by the Hawai’i County Police Department on Nov. 21 and was returned to HCCC Tuesday.

Inmates in the extended furlough program are allowed to live and work outside of the facility, but various check-ins each week are required.

At the time of his escape, Kaimiola was serving time for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, promoting a dangerous drug, and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. Escape 2 is expected to be added to his charges.

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Kaimiola’s next parole hearing is scheduled for December.

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