There are 11 possible sites for rebuilding what is now Hawaii’s most crowded jail.
The state Department of Public Safety today announced officials are eyeing sites in Kalihi, Aiea, Kalaeloa, Mililani and Waiawa.
Officials say Oahu Community Correctional Center needs to be rebuilt because it is old and obsolete.
One possibility would be to rebuild it at the Kamehameha Highway property in Kalihi where the current jail has been since 1975. Another possibility is building it on Halawa Correctional Facility’s property.
The department says officials will look at the 11 sites and come up with a short list that will go through an environmental review process.
Department Director Nolan Espinda says reducing the list will involve looking at costs and proximity to courts and services.