Essex County Department Of Corrections – Newark, NJ

Essex County Department Of Corrections is located in Essex County and is the jail for that region. Know someone in Essex County Department Of Corrections? This page tells you all about anything you might want to know about Essex County Department Of Corrections,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Essex County Department Of Corrections intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that would help other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Essex County Department Of Corrections
354 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 7105

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To find out who is in jail at Essex County Department Of Corrections you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Essex County Department Of Corrections Inmate Roster is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you’ve got their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another county jail you will want to look here, too: New Jersey County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the picture taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Essex County Department Of Corrections website, or you can see them in person at the Essex County Department Of Corrections. When viewing online you will need to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Essex County Department Of Corrections website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Essex County Department Of Corrections website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Essex County

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Essex County Department Of Corrections phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Essex County Department Of Corrections, use this address:

Essex County Department Of Corrections
354 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 7105

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Essex County Department Of Corrections
354 Doremus Avenue
Newark, NJ 7105


The mail policy at Essex County Department Of Corrections is always changing, so you should check the the Essex County Department Of Corrections website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about how to find a lawyer, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Essex County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records include a court case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Essex County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your case are available at Essex County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

You can just go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Essex County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Essex County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Essex County,the Essex County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Essex County jail is no fun, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Essex County Department Of Corrections, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Essex County Department Of Corrections uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to Essex County Department Of Corrections inmates can change, so we suggest that you review the official Essex County Department Of Corrections site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Essex County Department Of Corrections

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Essex County Department Of Corrections, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Essex County Department Of Corrections

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Essex County Department Of Corrections?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Click here to review Essex County Department Of Corrections

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to throw a shout out to someone you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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Comments

  1. Jhoanny says:

    How can I send funds to a detainee’s commissary online?

  2. Tia says:

    My grandson want to visit his father
    But has a municipal warrant
    If he visits will he be arrested for for the his warrant just for visiting

  3. Smiles4miles says:

    Are you allowed to visit an inmate if you are on felony probation?

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