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American Samoa jailers let inmates go buy beer, police say

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:30 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2012

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa » Two corrections officers at American Samoa's only jail are suspected of letting inmates leave to go on beer and food runs.

Officers Fiti Aina and Rocky Tua were charged this week with aiding the escape of a prisoner, permitting escape and public servant acceding to corruption.

A police search at Territorial Correctional Facility in July turned up beer in an inmate's cell.

Police say that while trying to find out how it got there, they learned the officers were sending inmates unsupervised to a nearby store. One inmate allowed out is serving 40 months for assaulting another man with a machete.

Court documents say an inmate told investigators he bought beer for another inmate and chips and cookies for Tua.

Aina and Tua were each held on $10,000 bail.

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busterb wrote:
Well if you have chips, you gotta have beer! It's only humane.
on October 2,2012 | 12:30PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
on October 2,2012 | 12:58PM
1R1E wrote:
on October 2,2012 | 02:45PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
No doubt it was part of the rehabilition plan for inmates. Shopping release to replenish the food and beer supplies...ha ha ha.
on October 2,2012 | 03:22PM
What you expect! They came back RIGHT! The U.S. gave them money to install a tsunami warning system, instead they bought television for all the guys in high places. Now all the money is gone....sooooooooooooo
on October 2,2012 | 07:27PM
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