Hawaii Inmate Search


About Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Inmate Records Search

Find Arrest & Court records, Mugshots and Contact Info.

All throughout the state of Hawaii, inmates in the prisons and jails that are listed below are overseen by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety:

  • Women’s Community Correctional Center.
  • Kauai Community Correctional Center
  • Hawaii Community Correctional Center
  • Maui Community Correctional Center
  • Kulani Correctional Facility
  • Oahu Community Correctional Center
  • Waiawa Correctional Facility
  • Halawa Correctional Facility

To be able to find inmates the Hawaii Department of Public Safety uses VINELink, which is America’s Victim Notification Network. This is where you can see if an inmate is getting transferred to another jail or is getting released.   You can also get signed up to get these notifications by text messages, emails, and phone calls as they go through the court system.

The county and city jails have their information in different databases so you will need to use the correct site to search their databases for an inmate in any of these facilities. Looking for an inmate out of a Hawaii city and county jails, you will need to seek out the correct authorities.

Basic Information

Department Name Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Official Website http://dps.hawaii.gov/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates http://dps.hawaii.gov/
Location 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, 4th FloorHonolulu, HI 96814
Phone Number (808) 587-1288
Fax (808) 587-1282

How to Do an Inmate Search in Hawaii

Department of Public Safety

  • An inmate belongs to the Department of Public Safety when an inmate is held in a state jail. The state jail has its database open to the general public to take advantage of by the Department of Public Safety.
  • You will be able to find the Hawaii Department of Public Safety database on the official VINELink website. 
  • This is where the state of Hawaii will need to be selected.
  • You will need to select if you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:

  • Full Name
  • Case Number
  • ID Number

Make sure to put in the offenders full first and last name when doing a successful search. You will have more inmate's names to go through if the name is not spelled correctly or if you just have part of the inmate's name.   

The information about these inmates Hawaii in the  database will be listed below:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age

The information below will be shown when you select the inmate's name that you are searching:

  • ID Number
  • Ethnicity
  • Reporting Agency
  • Custody Status Date
  • Custody Detail
  • Custody Status

This is where you will be able to set up to get notifications. You can get notifications through email, phone calls, and text messages. You will get notified whenever an inmate moves through the system. The inmate will not be given any of these details and the inmate will never know if you or anyone else subscribed to these notifications.

Who’s in Jail

Prisons operated by the state are the only prisons that can be found in the Hawaii database. City and county prisons are kept in a different database.   

There are 9 state prisons located in the state of Hawaii. In the roster listed above is where you can see all of these prisons. However only state prisons are in this database, all other prisons will not be shown.

If you are trying to find someone in a state jail, it shouldn't be that difficult since the state jails are a bit bigger and offer more information on their inmates than the smaller jails such as a city or county jails. you will be able to get information in a city or state jail's, you just might have to spend more time getting information and you will need to know where to get the information you are looking for.  

County and city jails

Most of the county's Sheriff's department manages and operates the county jails. You will need to get a hold of the county's Sheriff's department if you are searching for someone that is in a county jail.

There really isn't a whole lot of information on the city jails. The city jails pretty much exist to hold inmates until they will be transported to a more permanent location/jail. The city's corrections division can be contacted if the person you are looking for is being held in a city jail. The city’s official website is where you will be able to find contact information where you can find out the information you are looking for.       

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The Hawaii Department of Corrections has updates to their offender search database done often so their information is in real time most of the time. So, keep in mind that this database information changes often, even more so if the inmate is still in the process of being sentenced. The Hawaii  Department of Corrections updates their database during normal business hours.

You can always call the jail that the inmate is being held in if you would like the most recent information or if you have any questions since the jail will have the most recent information.

The jail in which the inmate is held in will need to be contacted if you see any information on the inmate to be wrong where information can be debated with the inmate.


  • The inmate's mugshots are kept in the database that the general public can access.
  • The inmates have their mugshots taken when they are being processed and booked into a state jail.
  • The only reason an inmate will need to have their mugshots taken again is if they are being taken to a different jail.   


  • The VINELink can be used to get notified if an inmate’s moving within the system.
  • This is where the state of Hawaii will need to be selected, then you will choose if you are looking for an offender or a  defendant.
  • You will get notified by email, calls or texts when you choose to get notifications on the inmate's profile.
  • You will get notified immediately when there are any changes in the inmate's Vine account.   

Sex Offender Search

The Hawaii prison inmate database does not allow you to search for sex offenders. The database for sex offenders has its own database, that the general public has access to this sex offender database.  

You will be able to find the sex offender database on the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center.

You will then need the information listed below to continue your search:

•    Last Name
•    First Name
•    Zip Code
•    Radius
•    Covered Offender Status
•    Offender Type    
•    Street
•    City

This database can be searched by using the name and zip code or the address information.

The offenders that are in this database are not behind bars.

You will see the information listed below when you select the offender you are looking for:  

•    Offender's Full Name
•    Scars, Marks, and Tattoos
•    Race
•    Addresses
•    Weight
•    Offenses
•    Hair Color 
•   Vehicle Information
•   License Type
•    Height   
•    Gender
•   Eye Color      
•   Year of Birth 
•   Mugshots  
•   Aliases 


Types of Correctional Facilities in Hawaii

List of Correctional Facilities in Hawaii

There are 1 jails and prisons in Hawaii.

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Correctional Facility Name Type County
County of Maui Jail County Jail Maui County
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