Inmate Leaves Hale Nani Unauthorized

A Hawai`i Island furlough inmate made an unauthorized exit from the Hale Nani Reintegration Center early Tuesday morning.

According to Department of Public Safety officials, Michael Blanco was seen walking out of the furlough center unauthorized just before 2 a.m. Security staff told him to stop but he ran. They pursued him but were unable to capture him.

The Hawai`i Police Department was notified.

Blanco is 42-years old, weighs 190 lbs., and is 5-feet-9-inches tall. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

DPS officials say Blanco currently has a shaved head.  When he does not shave it, he has brown hair.

Included below is a picture of how he looks when he does not shave his head.

Blanco has community custody status. He is serving time for Promotion of a Dangerous Drug. His next parole hearing was scheduled for December.

If you see Blanco, call 9-1-1.

Hale Nani, HCCC’s reintegration program, is an open dorm-style building located in Panaewa. Hale Nani offers offenders reintegration services and a work release program for sentenced inmates who will be released on the island of Hawaii.

DPS provided photo of Michael Blanco.