Inmate debt and fees policies/reports (State-level) (Hawaii Department of Public Safety)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety of Hawaii.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Code, I hereby request the following records:

The following materials regarding the assessment, collection, and balances of inmate fees and debt:

• All policies and procedures regarding the goods, services, or any other expenses for which inmates are or may become liable. Please include all policies on the garnishment/disbursement of funds from inmate accounts and wages (such as those related to mandatory saving, mandatory deductions, coverage of care, personal necessities, etc.), as well as all relevant reporting requirements. Please include all relevant data as regards to medical payments, room and board costs, meal fees, stamps and postage, hygienic materials, and any other expenses for which inmates are or may become liable, etc.

• All reports, databases, spreadsheets, or equivalent materials regarding current debts/restitution paid to or owed to this department or any facility/agency under its jurisdiction. Please include all available segregable information (excluding individual personally-identifying elements, as necessary and appropriate), including but not limited to the reason for the debt/fee, the amount of the debt, the facility at which the debt was incurred, whether the debt is held by an inmate in custody or released, any available individual data regarding record of prior release, etc.

If further clarification is necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


From: Nobriga, Shelley D

Unknown Requester,

If you are looking for policies related to medical charges, please go to<>. All non-confidential policies are online for your review.

Shelley Nobriga
Litigation Coordination Officer
919 Ala Moana Blvd #116
Honolulu, HI 96814

From: Beryl Lipton


Thanks for your message. Are there other reports and such available, in addition to the policies?

Thanks so much,

From: Nobriga, Shelley D

It is my understanding that any fees (including statutory authorizations) have been incorporated into policies.

Shelley Nobriga
Litigation Coordination Officer
919 Ala Moana Blvd. #116
Honolulu, HI 96814

ph. 808-587-1415
fax. 808-587-1334

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