Atlantic County NJ Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: August 21, 2023
5060 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Atlantic Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Atlantic Co Jail's basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmates while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number is 609-645-5855

The Atlantic Co Jail is a low-security detention center located at 5060 Atlantic Ave Mays Landing, NJ which is operated locally by the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Atlantic County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Mays Landing Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

The Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility opened in 1985 and was built to house 398 inmates. Since that time, the facility has undergone substantial growth and expansion and now houses an average of 1000 inmates with custody jurisdiction over an additional 250 inmates who are sentenced to various community programs. The Adult Detention Facility houses male and female inmates who are pretrial, county sentenced and in certain instances, state sentenced awaiting shipment or state inmates contracted to the Facility. The Facility has two main sections, the Main Jail Building and the Main Jail Annex.

Social services is the direct first line contact with the inmates. The staff's responsibility is to directly respond to a variety of inmate request for services from both internal units and external agencies involved with the inmate's legal and social needs. It must be emphasized, however, that the safety and security of all inmates and the correction’s staff is of paramount importance. Therefore, special visits or personal phone calls will not be allowed nor will the counselor accept any literature or books a family member may want the inmate to read. Lastly, because of privacy laws, counselors may not share specific medical, psychiatric or substance abuse information with anyone unless the inmate signs a release of information.

Educational and vocational services provide all inmates with an opportunity to improve their educational and vocational knowledge and skills, so that they may become productive citizens when they return to the community. Inmates are provided with an opportunity to take classes in Adult basic education (abe), Pre general equivalency diploma (pre-GED) and general equivalency diploma (GED). This program offers the (GED) test through the NJ Department of Corrections and has demonstrated a significant success rate by assisting numerous inmates, each year, with earning their (GED) prior to release. Various classes and workshops are presented by the inmate services employment counselor and a representative from the NJ Department of Labor. Opportunities are provided for vocational skills development, such as basic culinary skills or other trades. Life skills classes, including parenting and job readiness preparation, are a major part of this program. Job placement assistance is available to inmates in need of help locating employment upon release.

Work Release permits inmate participants to leave the facility and work or study in the community. The operating parameters of Work Release are clearly delineated in N.J.S.A. 10A:31-25. Eligibility criteria is incorporated in 10A:31-25.6. Inmates approved for participation in Work Release are permitted to leave the facility to attend work, educational opportunities, or care for their families. All inmates are provided pre-approved and verified schedules, work or study sites, and transportation to and from the facility. The inmate's employer must agree to allow the inmate to participate, and the employee must meet State standards. If either of these two conditions is not met, the employment is disallowed and the inmate will be sent out on public service work assignments until approved employment is obtained. Verification Patrol Officers periodically check work or study sites to ensure program compliance.

Inmate Locator

Atlantic County NJ Detention Center publishes the names of the inmates currently in their facility in New Jersey. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Atlantic Co Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 609-645-5855, and ask for the "visiting room CO on duty" for more information, alerts, or rule changes.

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