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The Nation | IN BRIEF / HAWAII

Girls Overpower Guard, Escape Detention Center

September 02, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

Ten girls at a juvenile detention center escaped after overpowering a guard and stealing a van.

The breakout Saturday came two weeks after the girls' section of the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility at Honolulu was turned over to a private organization that uses guards trained as counselors.

The girls, who ranged in age from 14 to 17, were being held for a variety of offenses and remained at large, an official said.

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