Big Island jail inches toward expansion

  • Proposed site plan for Hawaii Community Correctional Center (courtesy Hawaii Department of Public Safety)
  • Correctional officer locks the gate at Hawaii Community Correctional Center on Nov. 3, 2017. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • ”The fishbowl,” inmate overflow area at Hawaii Community Correctional Center on Nov. 3, 2017. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — The Big Island’s only jail is going to get larger, but that’s just to better house its current population of inmates, not increase the inmate population.