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Oahu Community Correctional Center Inmate Phone Use


2199 Kamehameha Highway
Honolulu,
Hawaii
96819
Honolulu County
Beds: 950
The information below provides complete instructions regarding Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Honolulu County Jail in Honolulu, Hawaii.

When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.

Can I Phone An Inmate At The Oahu Community Correctional Center?

No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.



Can I Leave A Message For An Inmate At Oahu Community Correctional Center?

This jail does not give messages to inmates for any reason, other than a death in the inmate’s immediate family or if the inmate is in danger.

You should call the watch commander with either of these situations and a decision will be made as to whether to pass the message to the inmate.

You might be asked to provide evidence of the emergency before the inmate is given the message.

Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) which allows you to leave a recorded phone message for an inmate.

To see if the Oahu Community Correctional Center has this service, go here or call 808-832-1777.



How Does An Inmate Make A Phone Call From Oahu Community Correctional Center?

Collect Calls

Oahu Community Correctional Center, allows inmates to make collect phone calls, locally, inter-island, to the mainland and internationally.

It is up to you to check with your phone company to see if it allows you to accept collect calls. In addition, some phone companies require deposits before allowing collect calls. There are also phone companies that block all calls from penal facilities.

If you are able to accept collect calls, you will be responsible for all charges for inmate calls which will appear on your bill each month.



Can An Inmate Use A Cell Phone While In Oahu Community Correctional Center?

No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Oahu Community Correctional Center, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.

Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.



Can I Communicate By Email With An Inmate?

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.

You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call 808-832-1777 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.



Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Oahu Community Correctional Center at 808-832-1777 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.

Many jails and prisons are increasingly restricting the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Click here to view the jail website for additional information. 

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