Hawaii State Records

What are Inmate Records?

Inmate records contain information about offenders in jails and prisons throughout Hawaii. Records may include the offender’s name, age, date of birth, charges, and term of incarceration. Other information contained in the records may include criminal information and charges of the inmates as well as their DOC numbers, bail/bond amounts, sentences, and impending court or release dates. Offender records are made available to the public subject to restrictions under the law.

How to Visit an Inmate

All intending visitors must be pre-approved except for special visitors such as government officials, clergy, a person visiting from a long distance, and other special persons granted prior approval to visit by the warden. To become approved, intending visitors must complete a prison visit application form as well as a notice of consent to search form provided on the official page of the corrections facility they would like to visit or that of the Hawaii Public Safety Department.

The application once approved allows an inmate to maintain not more than 12 inmates on their visitation list. It is important for inmates and their visitors to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of the facility on visitation and abide by them, including the dress code during visits. All persons 13 years and older visiting an inmate must provide a valid photo ID such as Driver’s license, government-issued ID, school ID, etc. For information on visitation rules, application procedure, visiting schedules, and related issues, the potential visitor may dial the correction facilities’ visiting hotlines

  • Kauai Community Correctional Center: (808) 241-3050, ext. 244
  • Hawaii Community Correctional Center: (808) 933-0522
  • Halawa Correctional Facility: (808) 485-5298
  • Women’s Community Correctional Center: (808) 266-9675
  • Oahu Community Correctional Center: (808) 832-1633
  • Waiawa Correctional Facility: (808) 677-6150
  • Maui Community Correctional Center: (808) 243-5101

Can Anyone Visit an Inmate?

Persons Younger than 18 years of age are generally restricted from visiting an inmate in any Hawaii Corrections facility. If visiting, an application form for minors and a notice of waiver form must be completed for minors visiting correctional facilities in Hawaii. Minors are required to be accompanied by an adult who is also approved to visit. Birth certificate for a minor under the age of 13 should be taken along. Former inmates are not allowed to visit except with the prior approval of the Warden. Inmates on active parole also require written approval.

How to Send Money to an Inmate in a Hawaii Facility

Only persons approved on the inmate’s visiting list may send money to the inmate. All payments are made by cashier’s checks only and addressed to the correctional facility in which the inmates are being housed, with the inmate’s first and last name printed at the bottom. Each facility puts a limit on the amount that may be sent to an inmate and some have a timeframe within which money may be deposited. Concerns regarding money sent can only be raised with the inmate and not with the facility’s management. If concerns can not be resolved by the inmate, the sender may send a letter to the facility.

Hawaii’s Prison Structure

The Hawaii State Department of Public Safety Corrections Division has oversight over the four jails and four prisons managed by the state. Jails are located on each major island. For further information, interested persons may visit or contact any of the facilities at their location, by telephone or by mail.

Oahu Community Correctional Cent
2199 Kamehameha Highway
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 832-1777

Visitation Hotline: (808) 832-1633
Fax: (808) 832-1412

Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 241-3050, ext. 244
Fax: (808) 241-3059

Hawaii Community Correctional Cent
60 Punahele Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 933-0431
Fax: (808) 933-0425

Maui Community Correctional Cent
600 Waiale Drive
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: (808) 243-5101

Visitation Hotline: (808) 243-5861
Fax: (808) 244-0128

Halawa Correctional Facili
99-902 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: (808) 485-5200

Visitation Hotline: (808) 485-5298
Fax: (808) 483-7275

Waiawa Correctional Facili
94-560 Kamehameha Highway
Waipahu, HI 96797
P.O. Box 1839 (mailing address)
Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: (808) 677-6150
Fax: (808) 677-6155

Kulani Correctional Facility
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 4459

Hilo, HI 96720
Phone No: (808) 932-4430

Fax No: (808) 932-4522_

Women’s Community Correctional Center
42-477 Kalanianaole Highway
Kailua, HI 96734
Phone: (808) 266-9580
Fax: (808) 266-9583

How to Obtain Inmate Records from Counties

Records of inmates held in county jails are maintained by the county’s correctional center. Online access to inmate records is not available in most counties. To obtain records, interested persons must contact the county jails by phone, mail or in-person. Interested persons may also be able to view the Honolulu Police Department’s Arrest Records online and contact the police department for further information on persons who are in detention at:

Honolulu Police Department
801 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 723-3284

How to Obtain Inmate Records from State Correctional Facilities

Each correctional facility under the Hawaii Public Safety, Corrections Division maintains its own jail roster. Anyone can contact any of the facilities to obtain information about an inmate. The department also provides public access to inmate information via the Hawaii SAVIN platform, which is accessible on the Victims Have The Right To Know (VINE) website.

How to Use VINE

  1. Visit the VINE website
  2. Select the state of Hawaii as the State of interest and select, find an offender
  3. Provide the first and last name of the inmate of interest and the offender ID number if available.

Users are advised to provide as much accurate information as possible to streamline the number of inmates information that is likely to pop up as well as ensure that the correct inmate’s information is pulled up. A successful search will show a particular inmate’s

  • Name

  • Gender

  • Age

  • Race

  • ID number

  • Custody detail

  • Custody status

  • Reporting Agency

In addition, the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Centre eCrim Justice Data Center provides online access to information and other records on persons convicted in Hawaii. To use this service, an inquirer must first sign up and complete the signup. It is advisable to provide as much information as possible to avoid repeating a search, each search is $5 and $ 10 for a certified report. It is also advisable to have the information needed handy, such as the date of birth, first and last name of the persons of interest because the system automatically logs the inquirer out and clears all the search items after 30minutes of inactivity. For more information, requesters should contact

Department of the Attorney General
465 S. King Street, Room 102, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-3279

Or complete the online contact form

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Contact:(808) 374-9797

Results Include

Full Criminal Case Details:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Blackmail
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Criminal Record

Criminal Record

  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
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