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New Jersey Inmate Records
New Jersey inmate records contain official information on individuals booked into or incarcerated in prisons and jails in the State of New Jersey. These records include personal and administrative information of inmates. Personal inmate records are identifying information such as name, age, sex, inmate number, and booking photo. Jails and prisons also keep information describing inmates’ arrival, stay, and release. These records contain details of each inmate’s offense, security risk, transfer, incarceration, and release. While most personal and administrative inmate records are publicly available, correctional facilities restrict access to others such as inmates’ health records.
Structure of the New Jersey Correctional System
The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) oversees the operations of state prisons. It currently manages 13 correctional facilities including seven men’s prisons, one women’s prison, three youth correctional facilities, one facility for sex offenders, and a central inmate intake and assignment unit. The NJDOC provides a complete list of New Jersey State Prisons on its website including their contact information and descriptions.
Besides state-run correctional facilities, New Jersey also has county jails. There are 21 county jails in the state, one for each county. Check the complete List of New Jersey County Jails to find the addresses, websites, wardens’ contact information, and phone numbers of these detention facilities. County jails are operated by County Departments/Divisions of Corrections in New Jersey. These departments are under county governments or their Departments of Public Safety. In a few cases, Sheriff’s Offices/Departments oversee the operations of county jails. Even when under the management of county Sheriff’s Offices/Departments, New Jersey county jails are headed by wardens.
How Do I Send Money to an Inmate in New Jersey?
State prisons under the administration of NJDOC no longer receive money orders on behalf of inmates. The state’s Department of Corrections contracts inmate fund transfers to JPay. To fund an inmate’s account, send the money through this payment processor.
The five ways to send money to inmates in New Jersey prisons through JPay are:
- Money order deposits
- Cash deposits at designated locations
- Credit/debit card deposits over the phone
- Credit/debit card deposits at JPay.com
- Fund transfer via JPay mobile apps
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JPay does not charge processing fee for funds sent by money order. Cash deposits through JPay are accepted at designated locations found on JPay website. These locations include CVS pharmacies and Walmart stores. When completing the form, provide the following receive code: 1233.
To send money by phone, call (800) 574-5729 to speak to a live agent. This JPay’s toll-free line is always available. You can also visit www.jpay.com to transfer funds via credit/debit cards. This is the fastest way to send money to an inmate in New Jersey. Lastly, friends and family can send money to New Jersey prison inmates via JPay Mobile. This mobile app is available for iPhones and Android smartphones.
New Jersey county jails have separate rules for sending money to inmates in their facilities. Visit the county jail page on the county’s or Sheriff’s Office’s website to find information about funding inmates’ commissary accounts. County jails usually offer multiple options and may use other fund transfer services besides JPay. In most cases, they accept money orders sent by mail and provide kiosks in their lobbies for onsite deposits. They also offer online and phone deposit options through third-party payment processors.
How Do I Visit an Inmate in a New Jersey Prison or Jail?
The NJDOC allows each of its facilities to set their own visitation rules and regulations including schedules, eligible visitors, and visitation times. To visit an inmate in a New Jersey state prison, first read the facility’s visitation handbook. You can find this on the facility page on the New Jersey State Prisons section of the NJDOC’s website. Click the link for the facility you intend to visit and scroll down to find a link to the PDF version of the prison’s visitation handbook. Read and follow the rules laid out in this manual and make sure you are on the inmate’s visitor list before scheduling your visit.
New Jersey state prisons allow two kinds of visits: contact and window visits. Not all inmates are eligible for one or both of these visits. To see if the inmate you intend to visit is allowed to see visitors, check the NJDOC’s Offender Visit Restriction list. Here you can find inmates allowed only window visits and those allowed no visits.
Each New Jersey county jail has its own set of rules and regulations for inmate visitation. Visit the corrections section of the website of the county government or Sheriff’s Office where the jail is situated to find this information.
How Do I Find Inmates in New Jersey State Prisons?
The NJDOC provides an inmate search tool for locating inmates held in New Jersey state prisons. This search provides results for currently incarcerated inmates and those released within the last one year. Members of the public can also find parolee records using this search tool. New Jersey law also mandates that the NJDOC maintain the records of parolees for a year after the expiration of their mandatory parole supervision dates.
Using the inmate locator tool, you can search for individuals in New Jersey prisons and correctional facilities by name and SBI (state identification) Number. Other available parameters to narrow your search include date of birth, sex, race, eye color, hair color, age, current correctional facility location, and county of commitment. The search result will provide personal and administrative records of inmates and include their photos to make identification easier.
How to Locate in Inmates in New Jersey County Jails
Some New Jersey county jails provide inmate search tools online. To see if the county jail of interest provides this tool, visit the county website and navigate to the corrections sections. For a county jail administered by a Sheriff’s Office, visit the website of this local law enforcement agency to find an inmate search tool. If a county jail does not provide an online inmate locator, you can enquire about an inmate in the facility by visiting or calling the jail using the contact information provided in the List of New Jersey County Jails.
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