Honolulu Federal Detention Center

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Honolulu Federal Detention Center

Opened in 2001, Honolulu Federal Detention Center is an administrative security detention center located in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The facility houses both male and female offenders of various security levels.  The prison can hold up to 695 inmates, although it currently only houses 447 offenders.  

Inmates who are cleared and are in good medical detention are assigned work or education assignments.  Work assignments vary, including occupations in food services, education, recreation, laundry, sanitation, and maintenance.  As for education, the Education Department provides numerous programs and classes that all prisoners are encouraged to participate in.  Education programs include GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Continuing Education, Post-Secondary, Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program, and Release Preparation.  Recreational and leisure activities are also offered to the offenders at FDC Honolulu.

Particularly notable inmates that have served time at FDC Honolulu include the stars from A&E reality TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Duane "Dog" Chapman, along with Leland Chapman and Tim Chapman were all arrested and sent to the detention center on September 14th, 2006.  The men were arrested for an illegal bounty warrant issued in Mexico that was used to capture serial rapist Andrew Luster.  However, the charges against the Chapman's were dismissed and the very next day the men were released on bail.

Visiting Hours at Honolulu Federal Detention Center:

  • The visiting schedule is based on the housing unit of each inmate. The visiting schedule is as follows:
    • Monday
      • 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M: Housing Unit 4B
      • 2:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M: Housing Unit 4A
    • Tuesday
      • 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M: Housing Unit 5B
      • 2:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M: Housing Unit 5A
    • Friday
      • 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M: Housing Units 3B & 6B
      • 2:15 P.M. - 8:15 P.M: Housing Unit 6A
    • Saturday
      • 6:15 A.M. - 8:15 A.M: Housing Units 3B & 6B
      • 8:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M: Housing Unit 6A
      • 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M: Housing Unit 5B
      • 2:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M: Housing Unit 5A
      • 5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M: Housing Unit 4B
      • 7:45 P.M. - 9:45 P.M: Housing Unit 4A
    • Sunday
      • 6:15 A.M. - 8:15 A.M: Housing Unit 4A 
      • 8:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M: Housing Unit 4B
      • 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M: Housing Unit 5A
      • 2:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M: Housing Unit 5B
      • 5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M: Housing Unit 6A
      • 7:45 P.M. - 9:45 P.M: Housing Units 3B & 6B
    • Holidays
      • 6:15 A.M. - 8:15 A.M: Housing Unit 5A
      • 8:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M: Housing Unit 5B
      • 11:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M: Housing Unit 4A
      • 2:45 P.M. - 4:45 P.M: Housing Unit 6A
      • 5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M: Housing Units 3B & 6B
      • 7:45 P.M. - 9:45 P.M: Housing Unit 4B
  • Visits to the Special Housing Unit will be performed through a video conference.  Only 1 visit can occur at a time in the video room and there can be no more than 3 visitors for an inmate at one time.  These visits cannot exceed 2 hours.  
  • The visiting room can hold up to 170 people.  Visits may be terminated as the visiting room starts to crowd.  Visitors who are considered "local visitors" will be the first asked to leave.  Anyone who resides on the island of Oahu is considered a local visitor.
  • On a weekday, offenders are allowed up to 6 hours of social visiting per visiting day.  On the weekends and holidays, prisoners are only allowed up to 2 hours of social visiting.  All visits must occur during the inmate's designated visitation window, which is based on the inmate's housing unit. 
  • A prisoner is permitted up to 5 visitors at once.  If a visitor leaves the visiting room, they cannot return to visit again that day.
  • The following items may be brought into the facility if sealed in one clear, plastic container or bag that does not exceed 8.5" x 11" x 2":
    • Up to $25.00 per adult visitor for vending machines.  The vending machines only take change or one-dollar bills
    • Life supporting medications
    • Basic infant needs
      • 2 diapers
      • 6 baby wipes
      • 1 pacifier
      • 1 bottle with contents pre-mixed
      • 1 blanket
  • The only physical contact allowed is a brief kiss or embrace at the beginning and termination of each visiting.  Hand holding is also permitted, but hands must be visible at all times.

Physical Address:

Honolulu Federal Detention Center
351 Elliott Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

Telephone:

(808)-838-4200

Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Honolulu Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 30080
Honolulu, Hawaii 96820