comscore Visits canceled at Big Island prison after lockdown | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Visits canceled at Big Island prison after lockdown

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

HILO » Families and friends couldn’t visit prisoners incarcerated at a Big Island prison Saturday because of a lockdown sparked by an inmate who refused to go into his dorm.

The state Department of Public Safety canceled visits at the Kulani Correctional Facility in Hilo. Visits can be rescheduled for Sunday.

The department says the minimum-security facility was under lockdown because of a Friday incident that required guards to use crisis response procedures. The lockdown was lifted late Saturday morning.

When the inmate refused to go into his dorm, other inmates came out to see what was happening. There were no injuries reported. 

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

The facility reopened last year after being closed since 2009.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up