Kauai Community Correctional Center

The Kauai Community Correctional Center is one of four jails in the state of Hawaii. The 130-bed facility is located in Lihue, Hawaii.

The function of this jail is to receive and process adult men and women who have been arrested by local law enforcement. When someone is arrested, they are usually given the opportunity to post bond and be released, or they are held until their case is disposed of by the courts. 

The Kauai Community Correctional Center serves as a pre-trial facility to house persons who can't bond out and are waiting for their court date. The jail also houses sentenced felons who are part of the Lifetime Stand boot camp program.

Bail and Releases

For information on an inmate's bail amount, call KCCC’s Court Logistics Officer at (808) 241- 3050 ext. 247. Bail is posted at the Lihue Courthouse. For District, Family, or Circuit Court matters, payment is accepted at the Fiscal Window. For Traffic matters, bail is posted at the Traffic Window. 

Bail can only be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to Circuit Court of the Fifth Circuit, or District Court of the Fifth Circuit. 

Bail can be posted at the courts from 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday, closed on State Holidays. The Fiscal and Traffic Windows are located on the first floor of the Lihue Courthouse at 3970 Kaana Street. 

Once bail is paid/posted, the Bail Release Form should be taken to KCCC’s Court Logistics Officer to begin the inmate’s release process. All other scheduled releases occur at various times.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visitation at the Kauai Community Correctional Center is a privilege and not a right. These privileges may be restricted if either the inmate or visitor violates rules. All persons wanting to visit an inmate must first be cleared for visitation. Clearance for individuals on this list normally takes one week.

All visitors must sign the visitor’s log and secure personal valuables (i.e. wallet, cellphone, money) in their vehicle. Visitors must report to the Front Office with only vehicle keys and photo ID. 

Visitors are not allowed to have anyone wait in their vehicles, or outside the building, during the visit. These people who need to leave the premises for the duration of the visit. KCCC will not be responsible for loss or damage to property. 

Scheduled visiting hours are usually on Wednesday between 7:30 am and 10:00 am and Saturday between 7:30 am and 10:00 am and 11:30 am to 1:30 pm . 

Each inmate is allowed a 1- hour visit and a total of four visitors, including children. There will be no “switching off” to allow more than four visitors. For the latest visiting schedule please call (808) 241-3050 ext. 244, anytime after 8:00am. 

Visitors will not be able to visit if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Attitude and behavior that jeopardizes institutional order and safety will not be tolerated and will result in an indefinite ban from the premises and visitation.

Dress Code

Visitors must dress in a neat, appropriate, and conservative manner which is not unduly provocative, suggestive, or revealing, and does not resemble inmate attire or present adornments, or any clothing deemed inappropriate by staff. 

Medical alert bracelets, ID tags, and medical-approved eyewear are permitted. 

Female visitors will inform the female Search ACO of their menstrual period. Visitors are required to remove and change sanitary supplies in the presence of a female ACO. The used sanitary supplies will be discarded and replaced with new supplies. It is the visitor’s responsibility to provide sanitary supplies for the change. 

All visitors ages 13 and above must abide by the “Dress Code for Female/Male Adult Visitors.”

  • Undergarments (i.e. panties, bras, slips, boxers, briefs) must be worn
    • No bras without straps, no underwire, or athletic bras 
    • Pantyhose do not constitute undergarment
  • Dresses and Muumuus must not be shorter than two inches above the kneecap when seated. They must not have slits that rise higher than the kneecap when seated. No false pockets. Must be worn with slips.
  • Blouses and Tops must not be tucked into pants/jeans, and have at least three inches overlap over the bottom garment (i.e. skirts, pants). Must have sleeves, an appropriately conceal shoulder, midriff, back, and cleavage 
    • (No sweaters or jackets, or other clothing shall be used to conceal prohibited attire) 
    • Must have shoulder straps that are 2½ inches wide, or wider (no strapless, spaghetti straps, sleeveless clothing, halter-top, crop top, low cleavage tops, plunging necklines, tube tops or bathing suits)
  • Pants and Trousers—No cuffs. No false pockets. No form-fitting, skin-tight, or see-through (no aerobic, spandex-type) material.
    • Must be comfortable and loose, but ensuring that it does not slip off. Must be standard length, down to the ankle
    • No shorts or capris 
  • Footwear must wear slippers, sandals, or shoes. No bare feet. No all-solid, black-colored rubber slippers, zoris, or flip-flops.


No hats, caps, curlers, ponytails, buns, ribbons, headbands, beads, braids, dreadlocks, curlers, scrunchies, clips, hair comb, hair picks, binders, stickpins, leis, flower, hair ornaments, bandanas, wigs, toupee, hair extensions (elastic rubber bands are only allowed to hold hair up). 

No bathing suits or lava lavas. No sunglasses. No jewelry. No printed “T” or polo shirts which display profanity, sexual symbols or facsimiles, symbols relating to drugs, gangs, narcotics, or slogans which are indicative of racial prejudices or violence, etc. 

No handbags (i.e. purses, wallets). No padded clothing. No coveralls. No lined-sweaters, jackets, and padded or hooded clothing.

DRESS CODE FOR CHILDREN (under the age of 13)

Children must be appropriately attired. Undergarments and footwear will be worn. A shirt, t-shirt, or blouse worn with pants/trousers is allowed. Girls may wear muumuus or dresses. A minor female visitor, who is mature or maturing, will abide by the “Dress Code for Female Adults.”


Diapers worn by infants or babies will be removed and changed in the presence of the screening ACO. The used diaper will be discarded and replaced with a clean diaper. It is the visitor’s responsibility to bring a clean diaper for the change. 

Baby food, pacifiers, and baby carriers are strictly prohibited. Breast-feeding is not allowed. 

The following items are authorized into the visit area: 1 extra diaper, 1 plastic bottle of liquid (which shall be opened and checked), and 1 unlined, non-quilted, unpadded blanket.

Lifetime Stand (LTS) Visits

LTS is considered an open area, and inmates are bound to the same policies as Module inmates. The following are rules for the LTS inmate and visitors: 

  • Visitors must first check in at the Front Office, and then proceed to the designated visiting area to meet the LTS inmate. 
  • LTS inmates cannot meet the visitors at their vehicle prior to the visit or walk the visitor back to their vehicles after the visit. 
  • LTS inmates and visitors need to ensure their children are behaving (i.e. not running around the pavilion area, driveway area, or cabin areas). 
  • When the visit is over, the LTS inmate and visitors cannot prolong the visit (i.e. extra hugging and contact). 
  • The visitors must report to the Front Office to check out after the visit is over to collect their vehicle keys and photo ID. 

Video Visits

Inmates have access to inmate tablets provided by Global Tel Link (GTL) which allows video visit calls and other program services. 

During assigned times, inmates have access to an inmate tablet for video visitation with approved visitors. Pay options include prepaid and PIN debit calls. Payment is the responsibility of the inmate and party accepting the video call. 

All video visit calls, with the exception of identified privileged/legal video calls, are subject to monitoring and recording. Tablets are provided at no cost to inmates although access to certain premium features, such as video visits, movies, and games may incur charges. 

Friends and family are given the option to set up prepaid calling accounts (phone and tablet) using credit or debit cards and walk-in retail options. GettingOut is a prepaid service that allows a secure video visit option for approved visitors. 

Any inmate using tablet access to violate facility rules (i.e. nudity, planning escape, introduction of drugs, weapons, or other contraband, engage in STG activity, violence, contacts that are not approved on the visitor list, or any other actions that would threaten safety, security, order, discipline, or control), will be disciplined. Punishments include blocking of the contact/visitor on the tablet and banning of in-person visitation for up to 24 months.

Physical Address

Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/BhtBML9J1z2GyEDv9

General Phone Number

(808) 241-3050, ext. 244

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name
Kauai Community Correctional Center
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

There is no limit on the amount of correspondence you can send to an inmate. However, books, magazines, food items, etc. are not allowed.

Mail will be returned for the following reasons: First/last name and return address not listed, envelope has stickers, ink stamps, glitter, glue, drawings, bookmarks, lipstick/kiss marks, or inappropriate content (i.e. pornography, threatening remarks).

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Kauai Community Correctional Center cannot receive incoming phone calls. However, the inmates do have access to phones and can make outgoing calls from the inmate housing area. Phone calls are recorded and may be monitored at any time.

How to Send Money

Each inmate at the Kauai Community Correctional Center is assigned a facility account to pay for commissary purchases, restitution payments, release money, or any other authorized payments.

For inmates in the Modules, store orders may total up to $150.00/month. For inmates in the Lifetime Stand, store orders may total up to $100.00 every other month. The deadline to deposit money into the inmate’s account is the first of each month.


Friends and family can set up a ConnectNetwork account to deposit funds into the inmate trust fund account using credit or debit cards. After creating an account and selecting the facility and an inmate to add to your account (you must be an approved visitor), you can deposit money into his/her trust fund account at any time.

Click here to get started. Friends and family can also set up a ConnectNetwork account by calling 1-877-650-4249 

Jail Lobby

The lobby kiosk at the Kauai Community Correctional Center accepts cash, credit, and debit cards. Fees may apply.

US Mail

Cashier’s checks or bank checks made payable to KCCC—with the inmate's first/last name printed on the bottom—are accepted by mail only. Money order, cash personal checks, employee paychecks, or welfare checks will not be accepted. 

Cashier’s or bank checks must be mailed to:
Inmate’s first/last name
Attn: Business Office/Inmate Account
3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766

Programs For Inmates

KCCC offers education, substance abuse treatment, religious counseling, cultural arts, and work furlough programs.

Sentenced felons have an opportunity to participate in the Lifetime Stand Program, which provides a structured, paramilitary regimen of marching, drill exercises, physical training, education, and community outreach. The Lifetime Stand Program stresses discipline, perseverance, work ethic, and personal responsibility.

In addition to in-facility worklines, KCCC community service worklines provide a labor force on numerous projects for county and non-profit organizations. The vegetable farm is maintained by inmates, with products used by the jail's food services unit. Excess vegetables are donated to community organizations such as senior centers.

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Careers at Kauai Community Correctional Center

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