Prison Overcrowding: Hawaii

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Hawaii’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact.

Facts and Figures FY 2008

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $228 million
  • Percentage of the state general fund: 4.3%

 DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 2,334
  • Total number of adult institutions: 4 prisons
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction:
    • 4 jails
    • 5,973

 Organization of state divisions, view here.


  •  Population: 22,345

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • One in 32 adults is under correctional control

Points of Contact

Department of Public Safety
919 Ala Moana Blvd. 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96814

Helpful Links

Hawaii Department of Corrections

See also:

Idaho Prison Overcrowding