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New Jersey Correctional Facilities

Updated on: August 1, 2023
Department Name
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Whittlesey Road PO Box 863 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number
(609) 292-4036
(609) 292-9083
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates

How to Find Someone Incarcerated in New Jersey

New Jersey has a robust prison system multi-branched into different departments and sub-departments. The functions and operations of the prison system have been the primary duties of the New Jersey Department of Corrections. The NJDOC offers security, friendly incarceration homes, and effective offender treatment solutions. To find a prisoner in detention facilities within the New Jersey demographics, you can make a call or use inmate lookups.

For calls, you need the prison, county sheriff, or police department phone number and enough credit, as most jails don't have toll-free numbers. For online prisoner lookups, you must identify a reputable public portal offering comprehensive prisoner databases, such as the NJDOC offender search engine. Many inmate search databases require the name and county of the prisoner. They provide useful information such as:

Most prisoner information portals acknowledge that the information on their databases may be outdated. For accurate prisoner data, looking up the prisoner in several locators is fundamental. You can also call the sheriff or the NJDOC for further clarification on an inmate's incarceration status.

New Jersey State Jails Roster

To find a detainee locked in New Jersey, you must first look up the jail they are locked up in. New Jersey has oodles of jail locators, but the New Jersey Department of Corrections is the largest. This department has correlated with county sheriffs, police, and prisons to obtain accurate prison data. Besides, every jail operating in this state must adhere to all the regulations set by the department. Therefore, it's easy to know the number and type of jails in your county, city, or locality by doing jail searches on the NJDOC.

This Facility Search database provides you with the most recent updates on jail locations within the State. The database also loads data on each prison's security level and category. Another credible lookup to use when searching for jails in New Jersey is Unfortunately, information on this aggregate prison website is not always up-to-date or accurate. The website collects information from multiple websites and aggregates it. Records on this website are entirely for federal and county prisons.

New Jersey State Jail System

As the top-management department of the jail system, the New Jersey Department of Corrections records all jail activities and developments. The most recent records show the state has 11 residential community release programs, nine correctional facilities, and one assessment center. This state has 21 local county prisons housing pretrial inmates and people sentenced to less than a year. Local jails hold up to 15000 prisoners while federal and state prisons hold 19,000 inmates.

Out of the total New Jersey inmate population, 69% are men, while 3% are women. Sad reports indicate that 61% of the inmate population is African American. Only 22% are whites, 1% are Asians, and 16% are Hispanics. The state has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the United States, with only 407 for every 100,000 people.

Incarceration statistics show 72% of NJDOC inmates are sentenced for crimes against humanity, which include sexual assault, homicide, robbery, and kidnapping. Nine percent of prisoners serve terms per New Jersey laws for violating narcotics. Sadly, approximately 51% of this state's inmates serve over ten years. Furthermore, 29% of the prisoners in different jails in this state are 30 years or younger. Out of the 21 New Jersey counties, Passaic, Atlantic, Middlesex, Mercer, Essex, Camden, Bergen, Monmouth, and Union contribute the highest jail population of 76%. Of the 76%, 14% are from Essex.

Types of Correctional Facilities in New Jersey

New Jersey Prisons and Jails