Visitations at Kulani Correctional Facility canceled after inmate disturbance

Visitations at Kulani Correctional Facility canceled after inmate disturbance

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Update:

The Kulani Correctional Facility has lifted its lockdown. Operations will return to normal.

Original:

Kulani Correctional Facility went into lockdown Friday evening after an inmate refused to go into his dorm.

Dept. of Public Safety officials say after the incident happened at approximately 6:50 p.m., other inmates came out to see what was happening. Staff implemented crisis response procedures to peacefully end the situation. The inmates were sent back to their dorms and a lockdown was initiated. All inmates were accounted for and no injuries were reported.

Hawaii CommunCommunity Correctionalr, State Sheriffs and Hawaii County Police were contacted to standby for possible assistance as a precaution. The circumstances surrounding the situation are under investigation.

As a result, visitation hours were canceled on Saturday.

Kulani is a minimuminimum securityity.



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