Hawaii Community Correctional Center – Hilo, HI

Hawaii Community Correctional Center is in Hawaii County, Hawaii and is the primary jail for the area. Do you know someone locked up at Hawaii Community Correctional Center? This page gives you info about anything a person needs to know about Hawaii Community Correctional Center: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hawaii Community Correctional Center
60 Punahele Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 808-933-0428
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Hawaii Community Correctional Center you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Hawaii Community Correctional Center Inmate Roster has information on people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can also get information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in a different jail you should look here: Hawaii County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are on the website, or you can view them at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter their first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Hawaii Community Correctional Center site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the Hawaii Community Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Hawaii Community Correctional Center

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you have a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, you should expect to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Hawaii Community Correctional Center phone number is: 808-933-0428

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by staff, and will get returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center:

Hawaii Community Correctional Center
60 Punahele Street
Hilo, HI 96720

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hawaii Community Correctional Center
60 Punahele Street
Hilo, HI 96720


The inmate mail policy at Hawaii Community Correctional Center changes frequently, so review the the Hawaii Community Correctional Center website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more information on this, click here: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records using the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hawaii County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are kept at the Hawaii County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hawaii County magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you need to query the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t get the exact address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hawaii County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Hawaii County Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Hawaii County jail is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00AM, and then roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Hawaii Community Correctional Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Hawaii Community Correctional Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to someone in jail at Hawaii Community Correctional Center could change, so we suggest that you check the official Hawaii Community Correctional Center site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hawaii Community Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Hawaii Community Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Links and Resources

    Main Hawaii Community Correctional Center Website
    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Inmate Search
    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Mugshots
    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Bail Amount Link

    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Visitation Procedures
    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center
    Hawaii County Warrant Lookup
    Hawaii Community Correctional Center Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center
    Jobs at Hawaii Community Correctional Center


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