Relief for overcrowded jail on the way

  • Hawaii Community Correctional Center Warden Peter Cabreros at the institution's law library Oct. 22. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)
  • A Hawaii Community Correctional Center cell, seen Oct. 22, is designed for two, but typically holds three inmates.

  • Bunks line the walls of an open program area for inmates in the Wainuenue Unit at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, seen on a media tour Oct. 22. (Photos by Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Dormitory-style sleeping arrangements are shown Oct. 22 in the Hale Nani annex of Hawaii Community Correctional Center, where inmates are reintegrated into the community. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Inmates can check out books from the jail library, as shown Oct. 22 in the Hale Nani annex of Hawaii Community Correctional Center, where inmates are reintegrated into the community. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today
  • Hale Nani inmates use bicycles, show here Oct. 22, to get to their jobs when on work furlough. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — When Hawaii Community Correctional Center Warden Peter Cabreros started the job in 1975, he had one inmate. Nowadays, there are considerably more.