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Hawaii Inmate Search

Updated on: February 17, 2024

Use this website for informational purposes only.

The Hawaii Department of Public Safety’s mission is to “uphold justice and public safety by providing correctional and law enforcement services to Hawaii’s communities with professionalism, integrity, and fairness.” The Hawaii DOPS oversees the Hawaii Department of Corrections, which oversees all the prisons and jails in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Department of Corrections is the first step you should take in order to find an inmate you are looking for. HDOC gives several options for finding inmates in their system.

Hawaii Department of Correction Offender Search

The Hawaii Department of Corrections manages and operates all the state prison in Hawaii. You will see, on the upper right corner of the page, where you can search for inmates serving time in Hawaii. The link is “SAVIN/VINE.”

VINELink, which is the online portal to VINE (America’s leading victim notification network) allows you to search for inmates in Hawaii. In order to use VINELink’s services, you will need to create a free account. In addition, you can contact VINELink by calling toll-free 1-800-247-9763.

VINELink provides the most current and reliable information about inmate custody status changes and criminal case information. In addition, new user-friendly are available for users of the website.

The VINE service offers information by phone, email, and text messages, and they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

With VINELink, you can search for an inmate with their first or last name or their ID or case number.

Find an Inmate Search Engine

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s Find an Inmate search engine is another resource you can use for a Hawaii prison inmate lookup.

The mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to “protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” (

To find an inmate, you will need the inmate’s DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or BOP register number, and his or her first and last name.

This search displays results for inmates who have violated federal laws and have been sent to federal prisons.

Inmate Records Online Search

BeenVerified, established in 2007, is another resource you can use to find an inmate in the United States.

According to their website, BeenVerified “wants to provide you with access to public information that was formerly only available to big companies and people with deep pockets in a way that is easy, affordable, and fast.”  (

All you do is search for the inmate using his or her first and last name, and if the inmate is in the system, you will find him or her.

Search Specific Jails in Hawaii

You can also find an inmate you are looking for by searching specific jails in Hawaii.

Each jail website has its own jail roster, so you can find out who’s in jail by searching the Hawaii county jail inmate lookup.

Go here to search specific jails in Hawaii and then search for the inmate you are looking for. When you click on an inmate you will see his or her mugshot, date of booking, charges, and some additional information like height/weight and hair/eye color.

Search Prisons by Types

You can also find out who’s in jail in Hawaii by completing an inmate search for the type of prison or jail where the inmate is serving time.

County Jail

A county jail serves inmates who are awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes —These inmates usually stay in a county jail for a year or less.

 State prison

A state prison is a prison operated and maintained by a state where inmates are housed who have already been convicted of a crime. Most inmates who are sentenced to prisons are sentenced for a year or more.

Federal Prison

Federal prison is operated by the federal government, and these prisons are used for convicts who violated federal law.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that through the Hawaii Department of Corrections, you have many ways to search for the inmate you are looking for. If you cannot find who you are looking for with one search, try another one. If the inmate is serving time in a jail or prison in Hawaii, you will find him or her through these resources.

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Hawaii Department of Public Safety Offender Lookup

Hawaii Department of Public Safety manages and operates all the state prison in Hawaii.
To search for an inmate in Hawaii Department of Public Safety follow the steps given below:

Navigate to inmate search page


Enter all valid data in the required fields.


Click on ‘Search’ button.

Hawaii Inmate Search DOC Information

Authority Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Website link
Inmate Search link
Send Mail/Packages link
Phone Calls link
Address 919 Ala Moana Boulevard, 4th FloorHonolulu, HI 96814
Phone (808) 587-1288
Fax (808) 587-1282

Search by Prison Types

List of Jails and Prisons in Hawaii