Northern State Prison – New Jersey

Do you know somebody in Northern State Prison? Northern State Prison is a prison in the New Jersey Department of Corrections. This guide tells you info about everything you might need to know about Northern State Prison,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Northern State Prison
State: New Jersey
DOC: New Jersey Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Here you will find the street address and mailing address for Northern State Prison. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to an inmate at Northern State Prison, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Northern State Prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading further down on this page before you send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the item, and use the right protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the appropriate protocol, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

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Street Address / Prison location


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Phone Number and Fax Number


Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures sections below if you are going to visit an inmate at Northern State Prison.

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are cases when it may be necessary to know the phone number to the facility.

Prisoners can sometimes make phone calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Northern State Prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to have the fax number to Northern State Prison.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email address for Northern State Prison. You cannot contact inmates using this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Northern State Prison you must use an exact procedure to make sure that the message is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then letter or package might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution guards do open and read all received general postal correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security or watch problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a package or letter to an inmate at Northern State Prison:

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which serves to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send funds into these accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money through postal mail and will have to send those funds to the address below and follow the directions provided below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, during which the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info provided the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Personal checks and cash can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to different prison facilities around the state, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an New Jersey prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other New Jersey state prisons: New Jersey State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Northern State Prison, be sure that you be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own policies for prison visits and these policies get changed regularly. The information listed below might be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also read Northern State Prison’s official website to read the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they can enter the institution and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo ID is acceptable.

For everything shown below, go to the official prison site because this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

More information about Northern State Prison prison records to be added later.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Northern State Prison death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about New Jersey parole procedures coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about getting released from Northern State Prison to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about life at Northern State Prison coming soon.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Northern State Prison will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Northern State Prison coming.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Northern State Prison
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Northern State Prison.

If you have any photos of Northern State Prison that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a correctional facility? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility before?

If so, click here: Northern State Prison Jobs

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The official website: Northern State Prison Website

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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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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Family Resources

More information about family resources available at Northern State Prison coming soon.


Northern State Prison history will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Northern State Prison inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other New Jersey State Prisons: New Jersey State Prisons

Northern State Prison Links

The official website: Northern State Prison Website
Northern State Prison Jobs

New Jersey Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Northern State Prison

Have you ever spent any time in Northern State Prison? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Northern State Prison?

If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Northern State Prison, include your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.

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