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Out of State

Preview: Season 20 Episode 17 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

In Out of State, two native Hawaiians sent thousands of miles away to a private prison in the desert find a community of other native Hawaiians and discover indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. After finishing their terms and returning to Hawai'i, the men both find life on the outside a struggle and wonder if it’s possible to ever go home again.

Aired: 05/06/19

Rating: NR

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