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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-CampsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">US Gov Name</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Wailuku County Jail</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a href=\"/wiki/Sites_of_incarceration\" title=\"Sites of incarceration\">Facility Type</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"></td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Location</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"> ( lat,  lng)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date Opened</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1907</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date Closed</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"></td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Population Description</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"></td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">General Description</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Held people of Japanese ancestry, citizens and non-citizens.</td>\n</tr><tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Peak Population</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"> </td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Camps\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>SoSUID:;\nDenshoName:Wailuku County Jail;\nUSGName:Wailuku County Jail;\nType:;\nAdminAgency:;\nDateOpened:1907;\nDateClosed:;\nLocationName:;\nCityName:Wailuku, Maui;\nStateName:HI;\nDescription:Held people of Japanese ancestry, citizens and non-citizens.;\nGISLat:;\nGISLng:;\nGISTGNId:;\nCurrentDisposition:;\nPopulationDescription:;\nExitDestination:;\nPeakPopulation:;\nPeakDate:;\nNPSMoreInfoResourceLink:;\nOfficialResourceLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Following the outbreak of war, one of the first places authorities incarcerated Japanese prisoners on Maui was Maui County Jail, also called the Wailuku County Jail, located on High Street in Downtown Wailuku. It is unknown exactly how many inmates were held and during what time period, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s <a href=\"/wiki/Custodial_detention_/_A-B-C_list\" title=\"Custodial detention / A-B-C list\">custodial detention list</a> of December 4, 1941, listed fifty-eight Maui residents to be arrested in the event of war.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup> An FBI memo dated March 30, 1942, indicates that 34 aliens and eight citizens were still interned on Maui as of March 26.\n</p><p>As early as 1904, plans were underway to build the Maui County Jail that would combine various government offices such as the fire, police, and sheriff department. Working with a budget of $8,000, officials built a two-story concrete structure with the top floor used for government offices and the basement divided into cells to house the prisoners. Three years later the structure was completed and further improvements were made in 1925 with the construction of a new 9 x 36 dormitory which is \"bright and airy\" and used to house the \"more trustworthy prisoners.\"<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">[2]</a></sup> Additionally authorities built two \"strong rooms\" for insane and unruly prisoners, one room for female prisoners, a fumigating room for clothing and bedding, and storage to house the personal belongings of prisoners. Officials also constructed a large bathroom equipped with four showers and tubs for the prisoners to wash their clothes as well as an open air pavilion with four large tables to comprise the dining hall. Authorities also enlarged the jail yard by about 20 by 60 feet to include a large grass court in the center where prisoners could exercise surrounded by a woven wire fence set on a concrete base about four feet in height. \n</p><p>Prisoners likely encountered these kinds of accommodations when they were housed at Maui County Jail during World War II. Currently, the jail site is the location of a nine-story office building in Wailuku although photographs remain of the original jail. \n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/Kelli_Y._Nakamura\" title=\"Kelli Y. Nakamura\">Kelli Y. Nakamura</a>, University of Hawai'i</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Nakamura, Kelli</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. <i>Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians</i>. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997. \n</p><p>National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. <i>Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites: Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment, May 2014</i>. Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 2014.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Jeffrey F. Burton and Mary M. Farrell, <i>World War II Japanese American Internment Sites in Hawai'i</i> (Tucson, Arizona: n.p., 2007), 37.</span>\n</li>\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">\"Shift In Offices To Give Sheriff Plenty of Room,\" <i>Maui News</i>, June 6, 1925, 1.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.068 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.071 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 209/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1294/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2133/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 303/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2366-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170310084250 and revision id 24505\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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