Hale Pa'ahao Prison
Hale Pa'ahao (translated to "stuck-in-irons") prison was built in 1853. The 1850s was the height of the whaling period and Lahaina saw a large influx of sailors who often became rowdy and committed offenses such as fighting, drinking, and uncontrolled horse riding in town. The prison was constructed to gain control over these sailors, as well as locals who participated with them. It operates as a museum today.
Backstory and Context
In the 1930s, workers of the Works Progress Administration restored the cell buildings and stockade. The full restoration didn't start until the late 1960s when the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and other organizations started to restore the prison.