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Searches at Halawa prison stricter since guards' arrests

By Gregg K. Kakesako

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2014

~~<p>A 45-year-old prison guard accused of smuggling drugs into Halawa Correctional Facility was freed Monday after appearing in federal court, wearing white inmate garb, a belly chain, cuffs and leg shackles.</p>
<p>Wahiawa resident Mark Damas, an adult corrections officer at the prison, will continue employment with the Department of Public Safety but will be removed from guard duty and assigned to desk work, said his attorney, Rus&shy;tam Barbee.</p>
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A 45-year-old prison guard accused of smuggling drugs into Halawa Correctional Facility was freed Monday after appearing in federal court, wearing white inmate garb, a belly chain, cuffs and leg shackles.

Wahiawa resident Mark Damas, an adult corrections officer at the prison, will continue employment with the Department of Public Safety but will be removed from guard duty and assigned to desk work, said his attorney, Rus­tam Barbee. Login for more...



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