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Extended Furlough Inmate Fails to Return

July 14, 2017, 7:48 AM HST
* Updated July 14, 8:15 AM
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Josiah Smith. HPD photo.

Extended furlough inmate Josiah Smith failed to report to the Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Hilo for his scheduled check-in at 8 a.m. yesterday, July 13, 2017.

Hale Nani staff attempted to contact and locate him. When attempts failed, the Hawai‘i Police Department was notified.

Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the facility but must check in at various times throughout the month.

Smith, 26, is 6-feet-4-inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is classified as community custody which is the lowest custody level.

Smith is serving time for Theft/Forgery of Credit Cards and Theft 2. Escape 2 is expected to be added to his charges. His next parole hearing was scheduled for September.


Anyone who sees Josiah Smith is urged to call 911.

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