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Territorial Correctional Facility

U.S. Federal Court House Washington D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal attorneys representing the US Secretary of Interior say the government has completed its assessment of the petition by Territorial Correctional Facility inmate, James Barlow, who is awaiting a response from American Samoa on his application for a pardon, for...
Eddieboy Vaavale in handcuffs
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) yesterday morning is now back in custody after police apprehended him at his home. A DPS senior official confirmed to Samoa News yesterday afternoon that Eddieboy Vaavale allegedly escaped from...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old farmer convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s wife at their home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) this week, after the court sentenced him to time...
Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Manu'a lawmaker says he would support the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) becoming a standalone agency in order to decrease the number of prison breaks. Representative Vesi Fautanu said he backs the proposal made by the Commissioner of Public Safety, Le'i Sonny...
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...

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