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Territorial Correctional Facility

Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —DPS personnel working at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) have denied claims by some inmates and their family members, that there is a shortage of food at the local prison, and there is no running water in some parts of the facility. According to at least two...
A group photo of inmates — posted on Facebook
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several members of the community, including some victims, have raised deep concerns regarding the fact that some inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) are able to access social media sites such as Facebook. While any and all electronic devices are not...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga paid a surprise visit to the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) yesterday afternoon, after hearing reports that the TCF Maximum Security, a bathroom and cafeteria buildings were closed down permanently last week by officials from the...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Territorial Correctional Facility’s (TCF) Maximum Security, a bathroom and cafeteria buildings were closed down permanently last week by officials from the Department of Public Health (DOH), due to the unsafe health conditions. This was confirmed to Samoa News by a...
TCF sign and entrance
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) officers have been suspended following a police investigation into an incident whereby an inmate, Nick Mataia, was allegedly beaten by other inmates last Saturday. A source confirmed to Samoa News this week that the three TCF...
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...

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