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TCF — Territorial Correctional Facility
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Correctional Officer (C.O) at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) was arrested last week on the allegation that he helped to smuggle a large quantity of illegal drugs and cell phones into the TCF. The government alleged that a woman (her named was mentioned in...
Terriorial Corectional Facility (TCF)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An alleged beating inside the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last month has landed two inmates in court while the third inmate was transported to Intensive Care at the LBJ Hospital with wounds to his head and body. The two inmates, Ryan Pite and Faafetai Lefatia...
ASG land being cleared next to the Territorial Correctional Facility
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG land is being cleared next to the Territorial Correctional Facility for the construction of the new home for the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA). The governor told a cabinet meeting recently that the TAOA building in Pago Pago is not safe and is the reason...
(left-right) Elliott Siaumau Jr, Thomas Siaumau, Pati Lepou, Gabriel Tinae
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against four inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) accused of escaping from confinement last month has been bound over to High Court, — for arraignment this morning — after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All five inmates accused of escaping from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) on Saturday, Oct. 19th, are now facing charges and held on a ‘no bail’ status. The group made their initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea last Friday. The five...
Some of the police officers who conducted a shakedown at the TCF standing outside the gate.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While no drugs were discovered during a shakedown of the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last Thursday morning, detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigating Division (CID) are still searching for a male inmate who escaped from confinement almost a week ago. THE...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was to be released from custody last week after he entered into a plea agreement with the government was remanded back to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) that same day, after he allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine. Niko Tuipine appeared in...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  An inmate who was held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for 346 days awaiting an Order to Show Cause (OSC) hearing appeared in High Court yesterday. Assistant Public Defender Rob McNeill represented Pulumu Fitita, who is not new to the court system, while...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who has been on probation since 2015 after being convicted of vandalizing an ATM machine and attempting to steal funds from it, has been ordered by the court to serve out the remainder of his detention, for failing to comply with conditions of his probation. Sopi...
(L) Chief of Police, Foifua Foifua escorting prison escapee Joe Togitogi to the High Court last week.  (R) A DPS police officer escorting prison escapees Joseph Iosefa Iakopo and Ryan Pite outside of the High Court last week
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police brutality and inhumane treatment inside prison walls are two of the reasons why prisoners escape from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. These were the words of the three inmates who were convicted of escape from confinement in January of last...

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