Today, after years of planning, the Department of Public Safety held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction of important improvements to the Maui Community Correctional Center (MCCC). The Capitol Improvement Project will add up to 32 beds in a mini-dorm setting. The expanded housing includes more indoor space, large and small multi-purpose areas, and a natural light dayroom. The new facility will also feature an enclosed, outdoor open-air recreation space and viewing garden, aimed at enhancing a culture of rehabilitation.
“The overcrowding at the jail has been a longstanding concern, and one that the Department has actively searched for a solution to for many years. This additional housing isn’t a long-term solution, but it will help alleviate some of the severe overcrowding and help PSD better serve the needs of MCCC’s pre-trial population,” said PSD Director Max Otani. “The Department is extremely grateful for the support of legislators, city and county officials, state and local agencies and the public who helped bring the project to fruition”.
Construction is expected to take approximately two years.