Lana'i City Jail, Lana'i (detention facility)


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Facility used to house internees from Lāna'i in the early stages of World War II. Two or three "enemy aliens" were held at the Lāna'i City Jail, located at Gay and 8th Streets, for over two months. They were later transferred to the Wailuku County Jail on Maui, then to Sand Island on Ō'ahu. The jail and courthouse remain intact in their original location, part of a cluster of historic buildings in downtown Lāna'i City.

For More Information

National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office. Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites: Final Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, August 2015.