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Waiawa Correctional Facility escapee recaptured after 11 days on the lam

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A man who escaped from a jail in Waiawa has been recaptured after more than a week on the run.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- A man who escaped from a jail in Waiawa has been recaptured after more than a week on the run.

On May 14, Manuel Kuailani, 44, and Desmond Puu, 41, escaped from the Waiawa Correctional Facility after scaling a barbed wire fence, according to Honolulu Police investigators (HPD). Puu later returned voluntarily after about 30 minutes, police said.

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