OCCC Future Plans

Oahu Community Correctional CenterThe Hawaii Department of Public Safety (PSD) provides correctional and law enforcement services to Hawaii’s communities with professionalism, integrity, and fairness. With increasingly aged and obsolete correctional facilities, PSD is proposing to modernize existing facilities where feasible and construct new institutions to replace others where necessary. Among the priority projects is replacement of the Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC). A new OCCC will employ the latest cost-savings technologies, allow PSD to better meet the needs of the offender population, and provide for the continued safety and security of offenders, staff and the public. With the planning process well underway, this page will be regularly updated with current information regarding the OCCC project, public outreach activities, and milestones and accomplishments.


Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Toni Schwartz Public Information Officer[email protected]808-587-1358
Tessie V. Fernandez, ASOAdministrative Services Office[email protected]808-587-1236
Wayne J. TakaraProgram Specialist[email protected]808-587-3463
Harold B. AlejandroCIP Coordinator[email protected]808-587-1239
Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services
Joseph M. EaringChief, Planning Branch[email protected]808-586-0486
Brian S. IsaSection Head, Planning Branch[email protected]808-586-0484
Lance Y. Maja, PEProject Coordinator, Planning Branch[email protected]808-586-0483
Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED APChief Executive Officer/President[email protected]808-523-9636
Katie Stephens, AIAProject Manager[email protected]808-523-9636


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Reports and Studies

Outreach History



FAQ for OCCC Animal Quarantine Site tenants, June 2020

(Updated and Revised – June 16, 2020)


(Updated and Revised – May 19, 2017)


(Updated and Revised – February 23, 2017)



  • Accepted file types: pdf.


NameDate Updated
OCCC Newsletter Vol 26, November 202011/25/2020
OCCC Newsletter Vol 25, October 202010/9/2020
OCCC Additional Studies Handout September 20209/23/2020
OCCC Jails vs Prisons Handout w matrix August 202009/23/2020
OCCC Current Project Activities July 27, 20207/29/2020
OCCC ACA Handout 12-09-197/29/2020
OCCC Newsletter Vol 24, June 20206/16/2020
OCCC Newsletter Vol 23, July 20197/12/2019
OCCC Newsletter Vol 22, December 201812/12/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 21, November 201811/5/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 20, July 20187/11/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 19, May 20186/4/2018
Draft EIS Town Hall Meeting Summary4/30/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 18, February 20182/27/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 17, January 20182/5/2018
OCCC Newsletter Vol 16, December 201712/11/2017
NEWS RELEASE – Town Hall Meeting Held on OCCC Draft EIS 11.30.1711/30/2017
OCCC Town Hall Presentation 11.29.1711/30/2017
Important Draft EIS Links Flyer 11.29.1711/30/2017
OCCC Town Hall Save the Date Flyer11/30/2017
NEWS RELEASE – Governor Ige announces Animal Quarantine Station preferred location for new OCCC 11.8.17 11/8/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 15, November 201711/8/2017
WCCC – Proposed Renovation/Expansion Planning10/11/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 14, August 20178/23/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 13, July 20177/17/2017
NEWS RELEASE - OCCC Siting Study Update Report Released 6.21.176/21/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 12, June 20176/16/17
Planning for the Future of OCCC Town Hall Meeting (Olelo TV) – April 24, 20175/24/17
OCCC Newsletter Vol 11, May 20175/5/2017
Future of OCCC – Hawaii News Now live interview #1 at 6 a.m. (April 26, 2017)4/27/2017
Future of OCCC – Hawaii News Now live interview #2 at 6:30 a.m. (April 26, 2017)4/27/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 10, April 20174/12/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 9, March 20173/7/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 8, February 20172/1/2017
NEWS RELEASE - OCCC Replacement Progress Report Submitted to Legislature2/1/2017
Notice of Informational Briefing to Legislature1/30/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol 7, January 20171/20/2017
OCCC Redevelopment Discussion January Neighborhood Board Schedule1/4/2017
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 6, December 201612/14/2016
What is the difference between a prison and a jail?11/21/2016
NEWS RELEASE - Possible OCCC relocation sites identified, under consideration11/21/2016
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 5, November 201611/21/2016
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 4, October 201610/5/2016
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 3, September 2016 Print9/22/2016
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 2, August 20168/24/2016
OCCC Newsletter Vol. 1, July 20168/15/2016