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Honolulu Federal Detention Center

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353 Elliott St, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA, Hawaii, USA 96819

The Federal Detention Center, Honolulu (FDC Honolulu) is a United States federal prison facility in Hawaii which holds male and female prisoners of all security levels prior to or during court proceedings in Hawaii Federal District Court, as well as inmates serving brief sentences. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FDC Honolulu is located adjacent to Honolulu International Airport, and is at the airport's western perimeter. The building has twelve stories.

As of 2013 it houses 300 prisoners sentenced under Hawaiian law rather than federal law; the Hawaii state prison system did not have enough capacity for these prisoners.

The facility opened in 2001. The first 25 inmates to occupy the facility were scheduled to arrive at FDC Honolulu on July 31 of that year; previously they were held in facilities in the Mainland United States. The first five groups, each consisting of 25 inmates, were made up of inmates within their final two years of their federal prison sentences. FDC Honolulu relieved the Oahu Community Correctional Center, operated by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety. As of June 2001, the Oahu Community Correctional Center, designed to hold 1,000 pretrial inmates, held 1,150 pretrial inmates. The first pretrial inmates from Hawaii were scheduled to move into the federal center one month after the first five groups of 25 convicted inmates had arrived.

As of 2016 the Hawaiian Legislature expressed an interest in acquiring FDC Honolulu.

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