Honolulu authorities continue searching for a 2nd inmateUPDATED 10:44 PM HST Jun 19, 2014Video Transcript
Meanwhile a search is still underway for a second inmate who failed to return from a work furlough program at OCCC. Alan Abihai been previously conviced of sex assault. kidnapping and attempted murder charges but failed to return on Tuesday. At a senate hearing yesterday, Senator Will Espero questioned why Abihai was eligible for the furlough program given the seriousness of his crimes. STU TAPE 1:32- 1:54 "THAT'S A TOUGH CALL. HE CAME IN 1985 SO WHILE THE CRIMES WERE VERY SERIOUS, WE AKNOWLDGE THAT. THEY WERE OLD THE PAROLE BOARD IS THE BODY THAT MAKES THE DECISION AS TO WHETHER THEY SHOULD HAVE WHO AND THE PAROLE BOARD DEEMED YES, MAYBE WE SHOULD GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE," As of news time, Abihai had not turned himself in.