Coronavirus Updates

New COVID Rules For Visiting Hawai‘i Inmates in Arizona

Posted February 20, 2022, 6:30 AM HST ·Updated February 19, 7:03 PM

The Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Ariz., is resuming in-person, non-contact visitation for families of Hawai‘i inmates incarcerated there, effective Feb. 28.

CoreCivic has amended the Saguaro Correctional Center COVID-19 visitation safety measures. The facility will not be requiring visitors to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test result prior to the scheduled non-contact visit.

All regular visitation rules will apply as per policy. Visitors must call the Saguaro visitation office to schedule visits and must schedule the visit at least 7 days in advance. The new COVID-19 safety measures include the following:

  • Inmates must be fully vaccinated, including booster shots.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • The visitation areas will be sanitized between each visit session.

COVID-19 testing is continuously being conducted in the state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ. The latest testing updates received for the correctional facilities are as follows:

O‘ahu Community Correctional Center – 38 inmate test results; One positive, 37 negative.

Women’s Community Correctional Center – 13 negative inmate test results.

Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center – 10 negative inmate test results.

Maui Community Correctional Center – Four negative inmate test results and 13 negative staff test results. Three (3) inmates have recovered.

Kulani Correctional Facility – Two negative inmate test results.

Kaua‘i Community Correctional Center – One negative inmate test result.