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Hilo Police Jail Information
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720-3912
The Hilo Police Jail is located at 349 Kapiolani Street in Hilo, HI and is a medium security police department jail operated by the Hawaii Police Department – Headquarters.This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about the Hilo Police Jail, such as how to find out who’s in jail at the Hilo Police Jail, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, how to find Hawaii County court records, and everything else.
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The purpose of this guide is to give you information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is welcome.
Hilo Police Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them? Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
In order to see who’s in jail at the Hilo Police Jail you will need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Hilo Police Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people currently in custody, including custody status, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information for anybody who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information fast if you have your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Hilo Police Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake procedure at the Hilo Police Jail takes you through each of the following steps:
You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first step is that you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person, and they’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate ID number and your fingerprints will be taken. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take between 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Hilo Police Jail Visitation
The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the Hilo Police Jail before you can visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in a log of visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor has to provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to call the jail at 808-935-3311 before you go to visitation.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Hilo Police Jail you have to first be added to this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones at Hilo Police Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Persons on must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they will have to be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Hilo Police Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Hilo Police Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Hilo Police Jail is:
Hilo Police Jail
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720-3912
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Hilo Police Jail
349 Kapiolani Street
Hilo, HI 96720-3912
The inmate mail policy at the Hilo Police Jail changes frequently, so be sure to review the official Hilo Police Jail site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Hilo Police Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Hilo Police Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Hawaii County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the Hawaii County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug crimes, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes, or breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to inmates might change, so you should visit the Hilo Police Jail website before you send any money.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Hilo Police Jail
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Hilo Police Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at 808-935-3311 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Hilo Police Jail store. You can purchase several different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Remember that you will most likely need to use the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that the inmate can purchase if they have enough money in their account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, in addition to personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Hilo Police Jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.
The Hilo Police Jail phone number is: 808-935-3311
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Hilo Police Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine how much an inmate phone call will cost: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails figuring out how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s calling rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you significantly on inmate phone calls. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the jail has set their phone rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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