State of New Jersey
       
Department of Corrections
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Commissioner
                         Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
NJDOC

Visiting NJDOC Facilities

The New Jersey Department of Corrections encourages incarcerated persons to maintain relationships with family and their community, and facilitates visits in person, with and without contact.

All visits to NJDOC facilities are by appointment only and must be scheduled with the facility 48 hours in advance. All visitation guidelines are subject to change based on institutional need.

Please do not schedule a visit if you are experiencing cold, flu or COVID symptoms. Masks are available for use by incarcerated persons, visitors and staff.


Yes. All visitors must present photo ID.

Acceptable forms include:

  • current photo driver’s license or MVC non-driver identification card,
  • a current photo Welfare or Medicaid card,
  • an employment photo ID, and
  • a current passport.

Yes. Dress codes are in place to enhance the safety and security of NJDOC facilities, and we encourage you to carefully read the following before your visit.

Facility dress codes prohibit:

  • skin-tight or transparent garments or those that expose undergarments or private body parts,
  • exposed shoulders or midriffs,
  • tube tops, tank tops, halter tops or low-cut shirts,
  • hooded sweatshirts,
  • bottoms that end more than three inches above the knee,
  • low-rise shorts, skirts and pants,
  • military-style clothing or those similar to items worn by incarcerated persons or NJDOC custody staff,
  • flip-flops and steel-toed boots,
  • clothing with inappropriate messages is strictly prohibited,
  • some visitors wearing clothing deemed inappropriate may be given an alternative garment to wear during the duration of their visit.
  • no clothing items resembling any healthcare style uniforms, such as scrubs or lab coats.

Yes. Visits to NJDOC facilities are conducted in a supervised, secure environment, and certain rules are in place to enhance the safety and security of staff, visitors and the incarcerated population.

We encourage you to read the following carefully, as violation of these guidelines can result in your visit being cancelled. We reserve the right to ban disruptive persons from NJDOC facilities, at the discretion of NJDOC staff.

Relatives under the age of 18 shall not be permitted to visit NJDOC Incarcerated Persons unless accompanied by an adult relative who shall be responsible for obtaining written parental consent.

Prohibited acts include, but are not limited to:

  • the introduction of contraband,
  • violation of a posted rule or regulation,
  • excessive touching or kissing, engaging in a sexual act,
  • assaultive behavior towards another,
  • belligerent behavior towards another,
  • breach or attempted breach of security,
  • visitor appears to be under the influence and/or intoxicated,
  • visitor is confirmed as an ex-offender or current parolee and did not disclose this information prior to being approved as a visitor, etc.
  • no hat or headgear, unless it is religiously oriented or medically necessary and the visitor agrees to a search of same.

Call the facility at the number below, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If your call is not answered or busy, please call back.

  • To schedule a visit, call (732) 574-2250 ext. 8006, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 8 Production Way, Woodbridge, NJ 07001
  • Regular Visits in the main unit (ADTC) and in the STU are held on Saturday and Sunday (two sessions).
Wednesday Saturday Sunday
RHU
Visitation from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesdays (1 hr.)
AM Session - Registration from 8:00am to 9:00am, with visits from 9:00am to 11:00am (2hrs.) AM Session - Registration from 8:00am to 9:00am, with visits from 9:00am to 11:00am (2hrs.)
PM Session - Registration from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with visits from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. (2hrs) PM Session - Registration from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, with visits from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. (2hrs)

  • To schedule a visit, call (856) 785-0040 ext. 5416, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 4293 Rte 47, Leesburg, NJ 08327
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Primary Care Giver Visits
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Primary Care Giver Visits
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Primary Care Giver Visits
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Primary Care Giver Visits
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  Main and Min. Morning Session
8 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Main and Min. Morning Session
8 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
    Non-Contact (window) Visits
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Main and Min.
Afternoon Session
12 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Main and Min.
Afternoon Session 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
    Child Protection and Permanency
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Primary Care Giver Visits
8 a.m. -11 a.m.
Primary Care Giver Visits
8 a.m. -11 a.m.
  • To schedule a visit, call (732) 499-5010 ext. 2908, prompt 1, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 1100 Woodbridge Rd, Rahway, NJ 07065

  • All contact visits are two (2) hours in duration.
  • Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. for the morning visit session and 11:45 a.m. for the afternoon session.
  • All visitors must register prior to entering the prison for visiting purposes.
Saturday Sunday
Registration 7:45 - 9 a.m.,
visits 9 - 11 a.m.,
Wings 2, 4, Rahway Camp
Registration 7:45 - 9 a.m.,
visits 9 - 11 a.m.,
Wings 1, 3, Rahway Camp
Registration 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
visits - 3 p.m.,
Wings 1, 3, Rahway Camp
Registration 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
visits - 3 p.m.,
Wings 2, 4, Rahway Camp

  • General Population inmates are allowed ONE contact visit per day during assigned visit session. Rahway Camp inmates are allowed contact visits during both visit sessions.
  • All inmates are allowed a maximum of (4) adult visitors and an unlimited number of children during one visiting period.
  • The Incentive Visit Program will be held on the weekend on every third Saturday. The Visit Lieutenant will determine whether this visit period is held outdoors or inside.
  • Please be advised effective Monday, June 3, 2024, all calls pertaining to scheduling incarcerated person visits at EMCFW must be directed to (908) 735-7111, ext. 3611 and ext. 3634. Scheduling will take place between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Monday - Thursday.
  • To schedule a visit, call (908) 735-7111 ext. 3421, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 30 Route 513, Clinton, NJ 08809

Satellite Unit
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6 – 9 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Max Compound Visits
Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4 – 7 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

C Cottage Visits
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4 – 7 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 4 – 7 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m. 6 – 9 p.m.

Non-Contact (window) Visits (3 visitor max)
Tuesday Thursday
10 - 11 a.m. 10 - 11 a.m.
3 – 4 p.m. 3 – 4 p.m.

  • To schedule a visit, call (609) 298-6300 ext. 2598 or 2959, Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m
  • Address: 55 Hogback Rd, Crosswicks, NJ 08515

Main Facility
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Non-contact visits Registration 6:00 - 6:45 p.m, visits 7 – 8 p.m. Non-contact visits Registration 6:00 - 6:45 p.m, visits 7 – 8 p.m. Non-contact visits Registration 6:00 - 6:45 p.m, visits 7 – 8 p.m. Non-contact visits Registration 6:00 - 6:45 p.m, visits 7 – 8 p.m. Non-contact visits Registration 6:00 - 6:45 p.m, visits 7 – 8 p.m. Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Names A-M
Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Names N-Z
Registration 11:30 – 12:30 a.m., visits 12:45 – 2:15 a.m.
Names N-Z
Registration 11:30 – 12:30 a.m., visits 12:45 – 2:15 a.m.
Names A-M

I-Wing
Saturday Sunday
Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Names A-M
Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Names N-Z
Registration 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., visits 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Names N-Z
Registration 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., visits 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Names A-M

PRU-4 Non-contact
Saturday Sunday
Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 9 – 10 a.m. Registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., visits 9 – 10 a.m.
Registration 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., visits 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Registration 1:45 – 2:15 p.m., visits 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

PRU-4 Contact
Saturday Sunday
1-hour sessions 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1-hour sessions 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • To schedule a visit, call 609-723-4221 ext. 8407, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: Fort Dix, NJ 08640

Contact visits:
Saturday Sunday
Registration 6:45 – 7:35 a.m.,
visits 7:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Registration 6:45 – 7:35 a.m.,
visits 7:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Registration 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.,
visits 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Registration 10:30 to 11:20 a.m.,
visits 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

Non-contact visits:
Saturday Sunday
Registration 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.,
visits 7 – 8 p.m.
Registration 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.,
visits 7 –8 p.m.

  • To schedule a visit, call (609) 292-9700 ext. 4555 or 4556, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 600 Cass St, Trenton, NJ 08608
  • All visits must be scheduled seven (7) days in advance.

General Population Contact Visits
Saturday Sunday
Registration 7:30 – 8:45 a.m., visits 9:30 – 11 a.m. Registration 7:30 – 8:45 a.m., visits 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Registration 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., visits 1 – 2:30 p.m. Registration 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., visits 1 – 2:30 p.m.

General Population Window Visits – No Friday visits
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration 8:30 – 1:30 p.m., 1-hour visits 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Protective Custody Window Visits
Tuesday Thursday Saturday
7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m.

Protective Custody Contact (congregate status only) Visits
Friday
Registration 4:45 – 5:30 p.m., visits 6 – 7 p.m.

Restorative Housing Unit Window Visits
Monday Wednesday Friday
Registration 6:15 p.m., visits 7 – 8 p.m. Registration 6:15 p.m., visits 7 – 8 p.m. Registration 6:15 p.m., visits 7 – 8 p.m.

Rule 30 Window Visits
Sunday
Registration 5:15 – 6 p.m., visits 6 – 7 p.m.

Management Control Unit Window
Sunday
Registration 6:15 – 7 p.m., visits 7 – 8 p.m.

  • To schedule a visit, call (973) 465-0068 Ext. 4402, Ext. 4403, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Address: 168 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114

General Population/Min Unit: 3 adults, unlimited minors
Saturday Sunday
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Minimum Unit: 3 adults, unlimited minors
Monday Thursday
7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m.

RHU Non-contact (window) visits: 2 adults, 2 minors
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m.
7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m.

Zero Tolerance non-contact (window) visits: 2 adults, 2 minors
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m.
7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m. 7 – 8 p.m.

  • Visits will be held on Saturdays and Sundays for Facility 1, Facility 2, Facility 3, ECU and Minimum Unit.
  • To schedule a visit, call (856) 459-7000 prompt 1, Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Address: 215 S. Burlington Rd., Bridgeton NJ 08032

Facility 1, 2, and 3, ECU and Minimum Unit Visits:
Morning Session:
Saturday: Sunday:
Registration: 7:30am-8:30am Registration: 7:30am-8:30am
Visits: 8:30am-10:30am Visits: 8:30am-10:30am
Afternoon Session:
Saturday: Sunday:
Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm Registration: 11:30am-12:30pm
Visits: 1pm-3pm Visits: 1pm-3pm


The New Jersey Department of Corrections is sensitive to the particular needs of incarcerated primary caregivers, and provides several ways for incarcerated parents to maintain meaningful contact with their children.

NJDOC facilities will offer visits 6 days a week for up to three hours a day to incarcerated persons who qualify for such visits as defined by Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act.

In accordance with the Dignity Act, the incarcerated person may:

  • request to be identified a Primary Caretaker,
  • request to participate in the extended visit program,
  • and/or may request a transfer to the closest facility to where the children reside, if applicable.

It must be properly demonstrated that the incarcerated person has the role of primary caregiver to the incarcerated person’s child/children. Only children identified as such will be allowed visitation as part of the Dignity Act visitation program.

A Primary Caretaker Parent means any incarcerated person who has a child under the age of 18, who prior to the incarcerated person’s incarceration, spent the majority of days in the care of the incarcerated person, and whose access to that child has not been terminated by court order, the incarcerated person’s own request, or other circumstance.

Consideration of the following may be reviewed in determining the approval/denial of participation in this program:

  • Department of Children and Family involvement, including, supervised visitation requirement;
  • Court orders;
  • or findings within authorized case tracking systems related to child involvement.

Participation in the Primary Caretaker Parent Visit Program allows for visits 6 days a week for up to three hours a day. These visits are for those individuals approved by Classification Committee(s) and permit an unlimited number of approved minors and three (3) approved adult visitors at least (1) of which who must accompany the minor(s). Incarcerated persons may also request a prison transfer to a facility based upon proximity to the approved minor(s).


The NJDOC permits some incarcerated persons to attend the bedside of a dying relative, or a private viewing of a deceased relative when no other relative or friends are present, within a six-month time period.

All visits will be conducted in a manner that ensures the safety and security of NJDOC staff, the safety and protection of incarcerated persons, visitors, volunteers, and the general public. Please carefully note the following:

Verification: The burden is on the incarcerated person to prove that the ill or deceased person is a relative. The fact of the relative’s illness or death shall be verified by a member of the correctional facility’s Social Services staff. Additionally, Social Services staff shall coordinate the completion of the request for bedside visit and/or private viewing.

Eligibility: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 30:4-8.1, the correctional facility Administrator or designee may, at his or her own discretion, authorized and permit the attendance of an incarcerated person at the bedside of a dying relative, or at a private viewing, when no relatives or friends are present, or a deceased relative as defined by N.J.A.C. 10A:1-2.2, within a six-month time period.

Ineligibility: The incarcerated person shall not be permitted to go on a bedside or private viewing under the following circumstances:

  • the bedside or private viewing is outside the State of New Jersey,
  • the bedside visit is in a private residence,
  • the visit will interfere with the security or orderly operation of the correctional facility, or if the incarcerated person has demonstrated a poor correctional facility adjustment, is a known escape risk, has a history of guilty findings for serious disciplinary offenses or is recognized as untrustworthy,
  • the incarcerated person and/or crime convicted of is highly publicized and the reappearance in the community under any conditions other than strict compliance with the laws governing parole and release would cause unfavorable comment in the community; or the location of the bedside visit, or private viewing could place either the escorting custody staff member(s) or the incarcerated person in jeopardy,
  • the dying or deceased relative is a victim of the incarcerated person’s crime of conviction,
  • if the Administrator is in doubt as to the propriety of permitting a particular incarcerated person to leave the correctional facility under the circumstances enumerated in this subchapter, the Administrator shall deny the request for a bedside visit of a private viewing of a deceased relative.

When circumstances exist either in the incarcerated person’s status and/or potential visitor’s situation, the Administrator, or designee, may authorize a special visit.

Special visits may include, but are not limited to, the following circumstances:

  • Visits from persons who have come long distances;
  • Visits to hospitalized incarcerated persons;
  • Visits to incarcerated persons in disciplinary status; and
  • Visits between incarcerated persons and:
    • Members of the clergy;
    • Social service agency representatives;
    • Prospective employers;
    • Sponsors; and v. Parole advisors v
    • Other NJDOC incarcerated persons under exceptional circumstances (Example: imminent death of a terminally ill incarcerated person)
    • “Cross Visits” (two incarcerated persons who are relatives and assigned to the same facility request a simultaneous visit with the same family member(s)). Special visits are conducted with the security and orderly operation of the facility as the first priority. Conditions of the special visit, including who may be approved to visit, length of visit, place of visit, etc., is determined by the facility administrator or designee.

Recognizing the right of incarcerated persons to communicate with attorneys or attorney representatives and in accordance with state law, the NJDOC may authorize visits to facilities for this purpose.

All visits are held during normal business hours and are conducted with the safe, secure and orderly operation of NJDOC facilities as the first priority. In instances where a contact visit might pose a threat to the incarcerated person, visitor, staff and/or the secure or orderly operation of the facility, efforts shall be made to provide a non-contact visit.

Attorney Visit Regulations:

Written notification or a telephone request to the incarcerated person’s housing facility Administrator requesting a visit is required 24 hours in advance of the intended visit to ensure the availability of space, staff and the incarcerated person. This notice must include the following:

  • Name of attorney, or attorney representative;
  • Name of incarcerated person to be interviewed;
  • Name of attorney for whom the representative is acting;
  • Date and time of the requested interview.

The facility Administrator or designee may authorize a visit, under exceptional circumstances, without prior written notice, as required above.

Appropriate identification is required of attorneys and attorney representatives prior to being admitted to the facility for the visit.

Facility staff may verify the incarcerated person’s desire to meet with the requesting attorney or attorney representative.

Any attorney or attorney representative who appears on any Departmental “banned” list, is not permitted to visit.

Contact visits with attorneys or their representatives may be restricted or prohibited when, in the judgement of the correctional facility administrator or designee, the inmate is acting out or is especially dangerous. Contact visits may also be denied where the attorney or representative poses a threat to the security or orderly operation of the correctional facility. In cases in which contact visits have been denied, efforts shall be made to provide a non-contact visit consistent with the orderly operation of the correctional facility.