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Hawaiʻi jails and prisons to resume in-person visitations March 28

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

All Hawaiʻi state jails and prisons are soon resuming in-person visitation.

Starting Monday, visitors will be allowed according to the normal schedule set by each facility.

The Department of Public Safety says families will have to follow new COVID guidelines — including a temperature check and filling out a health screening form upon entry.

Masks will need to be worn at all times.

“We know inmates and their families have been looking forward to the restoration of visits and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we reestablish the process,” said Tommy Johnson, deputy director for corrections.

The department also reported the number of inmates who have received vaccinations has climbed to more than 4,200, up from about 3,900 in mid-December.

Those who have had boosters increased from a little more than 1,000 to a little more than 1,500.

In October, the Department of Public Safety began an incentive program of a $50 cash incentive for full vaccination, and a $25 incentive for booster shots.

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