This is where prisoners were locked up at night at the old Lahaina prison, Hale Pa'ahao, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Hale Pa'ahao means, "stuck in irons house".

With the missionaries came many laws which the islanders did not understand. If they broke a law they were put in prison. Prison consisted of a small city block that was fenced with coral stone blocks. The prisoners were free to spend their days on the grass, under the trees. At night they were locked up. They were well fed and after they served their [short] sentence they were let free. Example offenses were drunkenness, larceny, perjury, bigamy, profanity, lascivious conduct, etc.

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Date: 2004-09-15
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