Hawaii has a simplified correctional system, and there are only four state prisons in Hawaii. Three of them are located on the island of Oahu, and the other one on the big island of Hawaii. The four state prisons in Hawaii are as follows:
To alleviate overcrowding, roughly 1,400 Hawaii inmates are in a private prison in Arizona.
The State of Hawaii Department of Public Health, Corrections Division is the entity who maintains all Hawaii state prison inmate records and allows the public to perform a Hawaii state prison inmate search at any time using their inmate locator feature called SAVIN. Jodie Maesaka-Hirate is the Deputy Director for the Corrections Department, and she oversees all facilities, inmates, and personnel. The Corrections Department is one of many divisions within the Hawaii Department of Public Health. Their website mission explains: “The Corrections Program Services (CPS) is responsible for implementing and monitoring a variety of programs, aimed at providing inmates with education, nutrition, religion, substance abuse counseling, and sex offender treatment.”
There are about 5,500 people in prison in Hawaii. Ninety-two percent of those inmates have committed property crimes and only 8% violent crimes. The majority have committed larceny-theft, then burglary and motor vehicle theft. After that, the violent crimes rank in popularity by aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and then murder.