YWCA furlough home inmate Lila Welch arrested


A Women’s Community Correctional Center (WCCC) extended furlough inmate has been arrested.

Lila Welch, 41, was reported missing from the YWCA Fernhurst work furlough home where she resides.

YWCA staff reported her missing on Nov. 22 at around 3:25 p.m. She was not authorized to leave the home. State Sheriffs and Honolulu Police were notified of the unauthorized exit.

Welch was found in Waikiki and returned to WCCC custody Sunday by police.

Inmates in the extended furlough program live and work outside of the prison facility. Welch is classified as community custody which is the lowest custody level.

Welch is serving time for promotion a dangerous drug, and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. She now faces an additional escape charge.

Her next parole hearing was scheduled for March 2019.

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