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Kulani Correctional Facility

kulani correctional facility

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4459
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone No: (808) 932-4430
Fax No: (808) 932-4522



For facility information including: Visitation rules, telephone, mail, and money procedures and privileges, click here.

KCF Visitation Schedule and Guidelines (Updated 4/1/22)

To apply for visitations, click here. If any minors are accompanying you, please fill out this form and fill out this form.

INMATE PHONE SERVICE UPDATE: Effective February 1, 2018, all inmate phone calls are provided by Global Tel Link (GTL) which allows calls to landline and wireless cell phones. For more on the service click here.

INMATE TABLET SERVICE UPDATE: Effective September 2021, inmates will have access to inmate tablets provided by Global Tel Link (GTL) which allows video visit calls and other program services. For more on the service click here.

NOW ACCEPTING ELECTRONIC DEPOSITS INTO THE INMATE TRUST ACCOUNT: Effective October 18, 2022, sending monetary donations to the Inmate Trust Account is made easier through GTL/ViaPath Connect Network.  For more on the service click here.


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.