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Territorial Correctional Facility

District Court Judge Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for an inmate serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and now charged in connection with the alleged shooting in Leone last month, which wounded and hospitalized a male ended yesterday morning, with District Court...
police unit at ASCC when police apprehended a prison escapee on campus late last month
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who escaped from confinement last Friday caused the usual weekend visitations at the TCF to be put on hold for the weekend. The last minute changes stirred up anger from several family members and as a result, Samoa News was contacted. A family member of an...
Ienisei Matautia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman accused of trying to deliver a package containing a huge quantity of methamphetamine into the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) early last month is now in custody. Ienisei Matautia was arrested by Detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit over the...
TCF sign and entrance
  The three inmates accused of escape from confinement in July of this year while serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have been charged by the government. Andrew Peters, Jason Muasau and Vatia Tugaga appeared in District Court last week for their initial appearances. They...
Watch Commander, Mosese Lomu with a big smile on his face (left) and Police Officer, Toloa Koonwaiyou (right)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two DPS police officers who were assigned to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have been arrested and are now charged in connection with the shooting that occurred in Leone two weeks ago involving an inmate who allegedly escaped from confinement, which resulted...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Drugs entering the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and prisoners having access to drugs have been an ongoing problem in the territory. This week, drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found at the TCF in Tafuna during a shakedown by the DPS Vice &...
TCF inmate Manu Lefatia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate serving time at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) is now charged in connection with the alleged shooting that occurred in Leone two weeks ago, which resulted in a male being hospitalized for gunshot wounds above his right knee and in the left hip....
check in gate at TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility is now back in custody. Samoa News understands the inmate escaped from confinement Monday but was recaptured yesterday. According to a Samoa News source, the inmate had made a request to the Warden, to be...
Territorial Correction Facility entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Detectives from the DPS Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are following up on every lead they have, in connection with the shooting that allegedly took place in Leone early Sunday morning. For now, police have no suspect. Samoa News understands that the three DPS...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There has been a lot of positive feedback from prison inmates, their families, and also several police officers regarding the many changes at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) in Tafuna. Some of these changes include the installation of a new fence inside the...

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