The Department of Public Safety encourages inmates to maintain close contact with their family and friends through regular visits. Inmates shall be notified in writing when the individual is cleared to visit. Visitation applications will be processed in a timely manner. It is the inmate’s responsibility to inform the individual who is requesting entry for a visit once they are cleared.
Visitation is NOT a right but a privilege that can be restricted, suspended, terminated, or withdrawn if any or all visitation guidelines set forth are not conscientiously observed by an inmate and or his visitors. April 2018
Physical contact between the inmate and visitors is limited to the time of greeting and departure. No prolonged kissing, grasping, fondling, physical abuse or any physical behavior with sexual implication. Violations will result in immediate removal and termination of visit.
It is a violation to pass, convey, exchange, give or hand over any item not approved for the inmate and or visitor.
Saturdays, Sundays, and State recognized Holidays 8:00 am-9:00 am hours 1200 pm-1:00 pm hours
Dress Code: Visitors shall 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 which could be used as a weapon, or any clothing deemed inappropriate by staff. Medical alert bracelets and medical approved eyewear are permitted.
Female visitors will inform the female ACO of their menstrual period. Visitors shall be required to remove and change sanitary supplies in the presence of a female ACO. The used sanitary supplies shall be discarded and replaced with new supplies. It is the visitor’s responsibility to provide sanitary supplies for the change.
Female Visitors: 1. Must wear undergarments which include brassiere (no sports bras or bikini tops) and under pants (no G-strings; panty hose does not constitute as an undergarment. April 2018
2. Dresses, muumuus, and skirts may not be shorter than the kneecaps when standing and cannot be shorter than two inches above the kneecaps when the person is sitting. 3. Blouses, skirts, dresses, muumuus, and all other approved clothing must have shoulders, midriff and upper legs covered. No sleeveless attire and no bare skin showing when raising arms. 4. No tight jeans or pants. Jeans and pants must reach to the person’s ankle.
5. No low cleavage tops, tube tops, tank tops, short midriff tops, shorts, bathing suits, leggings, spandex type clothing with holes in them or on them. No coveralls or overalls. No wrap around skirts or button down dresses. No lined jackets, hats, caps, curlers, beads, bandanas, leis and flowers. No hatbands, belts, clips, hair comb/picks, binders, bobby pins, scrunches, and other hair ornaments. Rubber bands are allowed. 6. Clothing shall be comfortably loose but ensure that it does not slip off. Wearing of sweaters, tops or jackets to cover inappropriate attire is not permitted. 7. Unlined, non-bulky jackets or sweaters may be allowed.
8. Visitors must wear slippers, sandals, or shoes.
9. The wearing of any type of jewelry on any part of the body is not allowed, with exceptions being wedding rings, freshly pierced earrings, and any items that cannot be removed because of size or broken or welded clasp.
1. Must wear underpants, shirt with sleeves and long pants (to ankle).
2. Must wear shoes, sandals or slippers.
3. Shorts, bathing suits, tank tops, lined sweaters or jackets, lava April 2018
lavas, jewelry, belts, hats, caps, headbands, etc. are not allowed.
Children and infants:
1. Children shall wear the appropriate attire.
2. Children under ten (10) years of age may wear shorts.
3. Sandals, shoes, or slippers shall be worn, unless the child is being carried.
4. One single (unlined, unpadded) blanket shall be allowed for infants.
5. One clear plastic bottle of liquid (opened and checked), one pacifier and one infant blanket per infant may be carried into the visiting area. 6. All other restrictions shall apply.
Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) is a 200-bed minimum security prison located on the slope of Mauna Loa, approximately 20 miles south east of Hilo, Big Island of Hawai’i.
KCF’s goal is to have all inmates working and attending their required programs and extracurricular educational and training classes. KCF strives to facilitate a safe living and working environment in order to prepare inmates for furlough and re-entry into local communities.
Along with mandatory treatment programs, KCF offers G.E.D. and Educational and Vocational training classes.
Through a partnership with Hawaii Community College (HCC), Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET), KCF offers an Agriculture / Horticulture Program, Facility Maintenance Program, and Hale Mua ‘O Kulani Hawaiian Culture Program. The HCC OCET program also offers Foundation Skills and Personal Enrichment classes. Agriculture and Foundational Skills’ Certificates of Completion can be submitted to the HCC when enrolling for courses and the associated credits will be applied.
KCF Worklines include janitorial, utility, and food services. The KCF community service workline provides landscape maintenance at the Pana’ewa Zoo several times a month and the KCF conservation workline assists DLNR staff with projects in the Pu’u Maka’ala Natural Area Reserve.
KCF Hawaii Correctional Industries allows inmates to strengthen their work skills and earn wages via contracts and agreements with our Department and other state agencies.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.