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Hale Nani Furlough Inmate Fails to Return

November 19, 2015, 4:22 PM HST
* Updated November 19, 7:35 PM
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Hale Nani Reintegration Center furlough inmate Scottie Yanagawa is missing.

Officials with the Hawai’i State Department of Public Safety say the inmate failed to return from a day pass.

Yanagawa left the center Thursday morning and was supposed to return at 2 p.m. When he failed to return, State Sheriffs and the Hawai’i Police Department were notified.

The 29-year-old man is reportedly 5-foot-5 and 165 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Yanagawa is serving time for theft and burglary. His next schedule parole hearing is scheduled for May 2016.

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Once located, Yanagawa will face an additional charged for escape.

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Community custody inmates, like Yanagawa, are the system’s lowest classification status. Yanagawa was in the work furlough program with pass privileges.

Anyone who sees Yanagawa should call 9-1-1.

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