This was a U.S. Army Internment Camp, opened in 1943 and closed in 1945, used to hold people of Japanese ancestry (male and female), and European nationals and POWs from the Pacific Theater.
The camp at Honouliuli was constructed to take over from Sand Island after March 1, 1943.There were 84 Issei and 154 Nisei internees in the camp. There were actually a number of camps which made up the Honouliuli camp including Kalaheo on Kauai (operated 1942-1944), Molokai (1942) and Lani (1942), Haiku on Maui (198201943), and Walakea on Hawaii(1942-1944). (Which is actually somewhat confusing to consider it as one camp; I'd consider it as six camps, myself, but the source I found listed it as just one camp.)
The peak population of the camp was 320. Females and POWs were kept in their own barbed-wire enclosures. If an inmate of Japanese descent wished to leave the camp and was eligible to do so, he or she was forced to sign a statement promising that he or she would not contest the imprisonment in court. Failure to sign would result in continued imprisonment.
The Walakea Prison Camp was particularly rough. You were given a month at hard labor for using profane or obscene language, three months for being "disorderly", and a year for having possession of what they considered to be too much money, or for having a Japanese flag.
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