OCCC module to be tented for bed bug infestation

HONOLULU (AP) — A module at Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to be tented because of a bedbug infestation.

The state Department of Public Safety says the module houses up to 120 furlough inmates who leave for work and return daily.

The module is tentatively scheduled to be tented next week. Inmates will be relocated to other parts of the facility.

Deputy Director of Corrections Max Otani says officials are making efforts to keep the bugs from returning.

Other steps at eradication over the past month have included replacing mattresses and bedding, killing bugs with sprays and enforcing hygiene maintenance.

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