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Where to Find Hawaii Inmate Records

In Hawaii, inmate records are files that consist of details such as age, name, date of birth, charges, visits, financial activities, detention facility, and term of incarceration of convicts. The correction center or facility in each county manages inmate records. Inmate files in Hawaii are generally not maintained by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety, and interested parties can contact the holding facility or the county in which the prisoner is. Every correctional institution under the Hawaii public safety maintains a jail roster and record.

Are Incarceration Records Public Information in Hawaii?

According to the Hawaii Uniform Information Practices Act, incarceration records are public information in Hawaii. Records of imprisonment are obtainable by members of the public upon request. However, the state withholds some incarceration files from public review, and requestors may have to seek permission from the court to access the record.

Records that are considered public may be accessible from some third-party websites. These websites often make searching simpler, as they are not limited by geographic location, and search engines on these sites may help when starting a search for a specific or multiple records. To begin using such a search engine on a third-party or government website, interested parties usually must provide:

  • The name of the person involved in the record, unless said person is a juvenile
  • The location or assumed location of the record or person involved. This includes information such as the city, county, or state that person resides in or was accused in.

Third-party sites are independent from government sources, and are not sponsored by these government agencies. Because of this, record availability on third-party sites may vary.

What Information is Contained in a Hawaii Inmate Record?

Inmate records in Hawaii usually contain details about the inmate and information about the incarceration, such as:

  • Inmate’s full name and status
  • The name of the court that presided over the case
  • Date of incarceration
  • Sentence type
  • Degree of offense
  • Expected release date
  • Housing facility
  • Mugshot

Where do I Look Up an Inmate in Hawaii?

Possible ways to search for an inmate in Hawaii are:

  • Online through the inmate location option provided by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety;
  • In-person visits to the correctional facilities in the county or law enforcement agencies;
  • Mail requests to the local county jail. The application should contain details about the offender for identification.

How Do I Conduct an Inmate Search in Hawaii?

Hawaii provides an online search feature through the Hawaii Department of Public Safety that permits public access to inmate information. Using this platform, interested persons will have to;

  • Choose the state of Hawaii as the state of interest, then select find an offender.
  • Provide the first and last name of the inmate of interest and the offender’s ID number if available.

A successful search will provide accurate information on the inmate’s name, gender, age, race, details of imprisonment, status, and reporting agency. Also, theHawaii Criminal Justice Data Center has an Adult Criminal Information (eCrim) site that enables users to view conviction information. To search, interested parties must sign up and provide the offender’s name, date of birth, social security number, and gender. eCrim charges $5 for a search and $10 per report.

Requesters can visit the correctional facilities in the state to make inquiries on inmates. The Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Corrections Division oversees and manages eight correctional centers. Interested persons may call, mail, or visit these facilities to access physical copies of inmate records.

How Can I Find an Inmate for Free in Hawaii?

Interested persons can search for an inmate using the inmate locator managed by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety without charges. Furthermore, in every correctional facility under the Hawaii Public Safety jurisdiction, Corrections Division keeps a jail roster and allows the public access to current inmate information for free.

How to Find Old Inmate Records in Hawaii

Interested persons must submit a request to the correctional facility or county housing the inmate to get access to archived inmate data or make copies of inmates’ information. Correctional facilities in each county have records of both released and incarcerated inmates preserved. Additionally, old inmates’ files are accessible via the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN).

How do I Find Inmate Death Records in Hawaii?

The Hawaii Department of Health’s Vital Records maintain death records of Hawaii inmates, and these records are only available to the general public once the files are 75 years or older according to the Hawaii Statute §338–18 on disclosure of records. Any death record under Hawaii Jurisdiction that is below 75 years mark is not available to the public. However, immediate family members, registrant, agency, or person acting on behalf of the deceased inmate and the inmate’s legal attorneys can request the record.

The State of Hawaii’s Department of Health and Vital Statistics handles all death record requests both online and offline. To apply for a death certificate, the following is necessary:

  • The deceased names
  • The deceased date of birth and death
  • Location of death
  • Evidence of relationship to the deceased
  • Valid identification

Interested parties are to download and complete the Hawaii Death Certificate Application and submit with the appropriate fees and required ID. Applicants can deliver the filled form via mail or in-person to the following address:

State Department of Health

Office of Health Status Monitoring

Issuance/Vital Statistics Section

PO Box 3378

Honolulu, HI 96801

How do I Conduct a Federal Prison Inmate Search?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons preserves every inmate’s details in federal prisons and allows the general public to obtain the documents for free. Interested person can search for inmates via two methods:

  • Using the inmate’s register number/DCDC number/INS number or FBI number.
  • Using the inmate’s first, middle, and last names, race, age, and sex.

All incarcerated and released inmate’s information from 1982 till today are available.

How Long Does it Take For An Inmate’s Information to Be Published in Hawaii Inmate Locator?

It doesn’t take long to publish inmates’ information on the Inmate Locator after booking. Typically, it takes about a day after the inmate arrives in jail. The system removes an inmate’s information from the inmate locator approximately 24 hours after release.

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