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Updated on: March 28, 2023
New Jersey
Department Name
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
Send Money
Phone Calls
Whittlesey Road PO Box 863 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number
(609) 292-4036
(609) 292-9083

The State Department of Corrections, New Jersey, is the second largest state agency in New Jersey and is primarily responsible for maintaining public safety. The corrections office manages the corrections facilities within its jurisdiction. The goal is to reintegrate responsible and transformed offenders back into society without the risk of repeat offenses.    

The current commissioner is Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq. She oversees nine correctional facilities, 1 Assessment Center, and 11 Residential Community Release Program facilities with about 13,000 detainees.  

To achieve its goals, the commission offers the following services: 

  • Addiction treatment 
  • Educational training 
  • Vocational training 
  • Behavioral therapy 
  • Religious services   

You can contact the Department’s headquarters at  

Phone: 609-292-4036 


Whittlesey Road 

PO Box 863 

Trenton, NJ 08625 

For more information about the State Department, visit the official website. 

How to Find an Inmate in New Jersey


The New Jersey corrections department provides information about the detainees in its custody and only removes this information from the website once the custodial term expires. Anyone can access inmate information from the New Jersey Corrections official website.   

An inmate search yields arrest details, mugshots, court details, current location, charges, release date, etc.   

To find an inmate, go to the official website of the state department of corrections, New Jersey. 

  • Select Offender Search Engine. It will give you the Inmate Search Form. 
  • Fill in the State Bureau of Investigation number 
  • Fill in the first name 
  • Fill in the last name 
  • Fill in as much information about the inmate as possible 
  • Then submit. You will receive results promptly.    

Information is updated every two weeks. If you do not find the information you seek, give it time and try again later.  

How to Contact, Send Money or Visit an Inmate in New Jersey


As a friend or family of an inmate, you can contact, visit or send money to them in jail. Read on to know how to get around the jail procedures. 

How to Contact an Inmate 

Phone Call 

An inmate can call loved ones from the jail. However, the corrections officers approve a list of 10 contacts for each inmate. The inmate cannot make a call to any other number outside the list. Besides professional calls, all other calls are recorded by the facilities.  

The calls have a charge that either the inmate pays through debit or the recipient pays through collect calling.  


You can exchange mail with your loved ones in jail. The corrections officers inspect all correspondence except for legal mail. Inmates purchase postage stamps from the commissary.  

Address your mail as follows; 

Inmate Name, SBI Number, State Number, Housing Unit 

Facility Name 

PO Box  

City, State, Zip Code 

Indicate your return address in the upper left corner of the envelope.  

How to Send Money 

The corrections office allows an inmate to make purchases of preapproved items, such as stamps, digital books, music, etc. An inmate makes such services from a JPay account. As a loved one, you can help an inmate by topping up their account for their use.    

JPay is a system used by the corrections office to manage money transactions. The following are ways you can send money to an inmate:   

If you own a smartphone, download the JPay mobile app, which you use to send money. The app is available on both Google Play and App Store. 

You can also send money using your credit or debit cards through 

Walmart, Alberton, or CVS offer cash deposit services, so you can walk into either and deposit cash. 

A dedicated call center is available to help with money transfers. You can talk to an agent at (800) 574-5729. 

Inmate Visitation  

New Jersey State Department of Corrections allows both window and contact visitation. The facility facilitates up to 60 visits at one time. General population inmates can receive both window and contact visits daily but must not be with the same visitor. Each inmate has two contact visits per week.  

Contact visits for general population inmates take place on Saturdays and Sundays—the first session from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM and the second from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Window visits take place Monday through Sunday. 

The corrections officers approve a visitors list for each inmate. To visit an inmate, you have to apply for approval. You can apply for a maximum of four adults and an unlimited number of children for a visit. An adult must accompany the children.  

If your visit is approved, your name appears on the approved list, and you get an appointment. For more information on visitation rules, visit the following website 

Types of Correctional Facilities in New Jersey

New Jersey Prisons and Jails