WCCC inmate Grace Tagaolo charged with escape

Grace Tagaolo

Attorney General Doug Chin has filed felony escape charges against a Women’s Community Correctional Facility (WCCC) inmate for violating furlough.

Grace Tagaolo was charged with escape in the second degree, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

On Jan. 30, 2015, Tagaolo was granted a resocialization furlough pass for 14 hours. After failing to return to WCCC on schedule, state sheriffs tracked down Tagaolo’s location five days later and returned her to the facility.

“Tagaolo is serving concurrent 10-year prison terms for possession of a prohibited firearm, reckless endangering and first degree terroristic threatening,” said Chin. “She now faces a new sentence from the court for violating the trust and opportunities given to her.”

Earlier this month, Oahu inmates Justin Kondo, Isaiah Kaisa and Cheryl Nihoa were also charged with escape for violating furloughs.

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