Kauai Community Correctional Center – Lihue, HI

Kauai Community Correctional Center is located in Kauai County, HI and is the correctional facility for that region. Do you know someone incarcerated at Kauai Community Correctional Center? This page gives you about everything a person needs to know about Kauai Community Correctional Centersuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give info you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (808) 241-3050
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To see who’s in jail at Kauai Community Correctional Center you will have to click on their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Kauai Community Correctional Center Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check our Hawaii county jail guide: Hawaii County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Kauai Community Correctional Center. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the inmate’s name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Kauai Community Correctional Center website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Kauai Community Correctional Center can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, that person won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Kauai Community Correctional Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Kauai County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that could help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Kauai Community Correctional Center change often, so you should visit the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or eliminated completely.

The Kauai Community Correctional Center phone number is: (808) 241-3050

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and will be returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Kauai Community Correctional Center is:

Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766


The inmate mail policy at Kauai Community Correctional Center changes, so check the site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the complicated court system in Kauai County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

To read more about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Kauai County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

All 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 have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents in the case. You have the ability to access court records with the Kauai County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents from your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the Kauai County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t see if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you call the Kauai County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kauai County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List

    Kauai County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Kauai Community Correctional Center is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00am, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Kauai 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 Kauai 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 rules for sending funds to inmates at Kauai Community Correctional Center is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official Kauai Community Correctional Center site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Kauai Community Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kauai 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 Kauai Community Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Kauai Community Correctional Center? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Kauai Community Correctional Center

    Links and Resources

    Main Kauai Community Correctional Center Website
    Kauai Community Correctional Center Inmate Search
    View Kauai Community Correctional Center Mugshots
    Kauai Community Correctional Center Bail Amount Link

    Kauai Community Correctional Center Visitation
    Kauai Community Correctional Center Jail Mail Link
    Kauai Community Correctional Center Inmate Inquiry Link
    Kauai County Warrant Lookup
    Kauai Community Correctional Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Kauai Community Correctional Center
    Jobs at Kauai Community Correctional Center


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