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Missing Hale Nani Inmate Located, Arrested

December 20, 2015, 8:00 AM HST
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A man wanted for his escape from Hale Nani Reintegration Center was located and arrested Saturday evening.

According to the Hawai’i Department of Public Safety, Jensen Yadao, 24, was arrested by the Hawai’i Police Department and returned to the Hawai’i Community Correctional Center.

On Nov. 23, Yadao, who is a work furlough inmate, failed to return to the reintegration center after work.

Yadao was serving time for assault and abuse of a family/household member. He will now face an additional escape charge. His next parole hearing is scheduled for March 2016.

Authorities say Yadao is classified as a community custody inmate, the lowest status in custody classification. As a member of the work furlough program, he received pass privileges.


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