You are encouraged to keep as close ties as possible with your family, friends, and other members of the community. To help make this possible, the Institution provides, two types of visit programs: Window Visits and Contact Visits. Window visits are permitted at the jail and are limited to one per day. Contact visits are not permitted at the jail, and not permitted until after sentencing. Although NJSP Administration provides a visitor’s handbook for new visitors, it is your responsibility to know the Institution’s visit program rules and regulations. It is the right of the inmate to refuse a visit if he or she so wishes.
Essex County Jail
The Essex County Jail houses 54 inmates. Most inmates are awaiting trial, and some are sentenced. The Jail is supervised by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone who is on the inmate’s Approved Visit List in the mailroom may visit him or her, but he/she may not have more than one window visit per day or two window visits each week from the same person. You will be searched (frisked) before entering the visitor’s area. You will also pass through a metal detector. The visit will last 32 minutes maximum but can be shortened by the officers. The window visits are in effect and applies to all inmates except those in disciplinary detention or medical/psychiatric observation status. Essex County Jail does not offer contact visits.
Families and friends can visit inmates at the Essex County Jail. Visitation hours are:
- Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
- Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
- Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
For more information call 973-621-2132, 973-621-2133.
Securus Tech provides phone services for inmates at the Essex County Jail. Inmates at the Essex County Jail can make collect calls to any phone number that accepts collect calls. Essex County Jail NJ inmates are not able to receive incoming calls. In addition, the Essex County Jail offers a prepaid calling program. Under this program, friends and family members can deposit money into the Essex County Jail inmate’s account through JPay. The Essex County Jail inmate can also use the money to make calls. Monitoring of the calls is always done at the Essex County Jail.
Money for inmates
As of February 9, 2014, all NJ DOC facilities will no longer be accepting money orders. All money orders must be sent to JPay. Money orders will be processed within approximately two business days from the date the money order was received. For all future money order deposits, please follow these steps: Print and complete a JPay deposit form from www.jpay.com/moneyorder. You need the inmate’s number to set up a JPAY account.
You can deposit money into the Essex County Jail inmate’s account in person. To do this, go to the Essex County Jail lobby and use the kiosk to make your deposit.
The purpose of inmates is to allow them to purchase items from the Essex County Jail commissary, pay for phone calls, and have money when released from Essex County Jail. Commissary sells soap, shampoo, candy, card decks, and other items.
Inmates at the Essex County Jail, NJ are allowed to send and receive mail. Sending of mails to the Essex County Jail must be done through the United States Postal Service. Inmates at the Essex County Jail are not allowed to receive packages from friends or family members. All mail will be opened and inspected by Essex County Jail staff.
Inmates at the Essex County Jail are not allowed to receive mail from anyone on the Essex County Jail’s prohibited list, including Essex County sex offenders and individuals who have been convicted of a crime involving the use of force or violence in New Jersey. Essex County Jail inmates are also prohibited from receiving mail containing obscene or sexually explicit material.
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