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 Officertoni.e.schwartz@hawaii.gov808-587-1358
Tessie V. Fernandez, BMOAdministrative Services Officeteresita.v.fernandez@hawaii.gov808-587-1236
Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services
Lance Y. Maja, PEProject Engineer, Planning Branchlance.y.maja@hawaii.gov808-586-0483
Joseph M. EaringSection Head, Planning Branchjoseph.m.earing@hawaii.gov808-586-0486
Architects Hawaii, Ltd.
Katie Stephens, AIAPrincipal Architect/Associatekstephens@ahl.design808-523-9636
Bettina Mehnert, FAIAPrersident/Chief Executive Officerbmehnert@ahl.design808-523-9636
Louis Berger U.S., Inc., a WSP Company
Robert J. Nardi, PPSenior Vice PresidentRobert.nardi@wsp.com973-407-1681
Lori Fox, AICP, ENV SPAssociate Vice Presidentlori.fox@wsp.com303-985-6602


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Reports and Studies

Outreach History



(Updated and Revised – May 19, 2017)


(Updated and Revised – February 23, 2017)



  • Accepted file types: pdf.


NameDate Updated
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