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Portion of OCCC being fumigated for bedbugs

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Up to 120 Oahu Community Correctional Center work furlough inmates have been temporarily relocated due to bedbug fumigation, the state Department of Public Safety said.

The tenting at Module 20 began Thursday and will remain until Saturday.

DPS said the inmates who stay at Module 20 leave for work and return every day, thus they can sometimes bring bedbugs back to the facility.  

“The health and well-being of our staff as well as the inmates is our top priority,” said PSD Director Nolan Espinda.  “Instead of waiting to see if spot treatment is working, our warden took preventative measures and ordered tenting to be done to keep the situation from turning into an infestation.”

Inmates will stay at the Laumaka Work Furlough Center and will return on Saturday night.

Crews will are using sprays and replacing mattresses and bedding.

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