Two missing Big Island inmates captured

Two missing Big Island inmates captured

HILO, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Department of Public Safety officials have arrested two inmates accused of escaping the Kulani Correctional Facility Friday night.

Officials say 25-year-old Matthew Alani and 39-year-old Lorrin Nakapalau were reported absent from the Kulani Correctional Facility's headcount around 8:35 p.m. Hawaii County Police were immediately notified.

They were found on North Kulani road Saturday morning and taken into police custody.

How they managed to escape is also still unknown.

Alani is serving time for second-degree robbery while Nakapalau is serving time for escape 2. Their next parole hearings are scheduled for June 2018.

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