Honolulu is home to the Honolulu Federal Detention Center. This prison serves Honolulu County County and surrounding areas. Be sure to check that an inmate is at a location and can receive visitors before making travel plans.
More than anything, inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. Jails and Prisons don’t make this easy. Many charge inmates up to $14 a minute to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, there is an easy way to provide the jail with a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where everyone lives. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Globaltel at Inmate Calls. To send mail to an inmate go to Jail Postcards.
Every jail or prison will have their own unique rules for inmate visitation. Every inmate is informed of these visitation rules and what days and times they are allowed to have visitors. The first step is to get set up with phone service so you can contact your inmate directly and get accurate information about prison visitation. Prisoners are often placed in city jail for pretrial detention. Then they may be transferred back to jail to serve short sentences after trial, or placed in a temporary facility while awaiting transfer to a longer-term prison facility.
It’s important for families of inmates to help each other with information and tips about the prison facility they are in. You can leave comments and tips below about the best places to stay when visiting your inmate as well comments about any local service organization not already on our list of those available to help local families of inmates. We urge you to add your own comments about Honolulu Federal Detention Center below. “