Public comment sought on Hawaii Community Correctional Center expansion

  • Inmates sit on their mattresses in the "fishbowl," the overflow area at crowded Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo on Feb. 1, 2017. The inmates generally spend a few days in the room until cell space becomes available. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
  • Inmates have limited space in their cells as seen here at Hawaii Community Correctional Center during a Dec. 16, 2015 media tour. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

  • Proposed site plan for Hawaii Community Correctional Center. (Hawaii Department of Public Safety/courtesy photo)

HILO — Overcrowded Hawaii Community Correctional Center is moving closer to expansion, with the publication Thursday of an anticipated finding of no significant environmental impact for a new building.