Essex County NJ Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 07, 2024
354 Doremus Ave, Newark, NJ 07105
Mailing Address
356 Doremus Avenue, Newark, NJ 07105

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

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Satellite View of Essex County NJ Correctional Facility

You can support your loved ones at Essex Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 973-274-7500.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Essex Co Jail is a detention center located at 354 Doremus Ave Newark, NJ which is operated locally by the Essex 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. Essex County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Newark Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for New Jersey here.

Inmates within the Essex County Department of Corrections are afforded the opportunity to correspond freely, with an unlimited allowance for sending and receiving letters. Embodying a commitment to a fully integrated correctional system, the department upholds an unmatched standard of professionalism and correctional excellence, ensuring the operation of a safe, secure, and humane correctional facility.

Central to its mission is the goal of confining individuals with the necessary level of custody to safeguard the public while providing essential care, discipline, training, and treatment geared towards their successful reintegration into the community. Over time, the department has evolved into a multifaceted organization, comprised of numerous divisions and sub-divisions, each specializing in distinct areas of law enforcement.

The Essex County Department of Corrections has achieved notable success, boasting a 100% compliance rating from the New Jersey Department of Corrections' Bureau of County Services between 2007 and 2010. Additionally, the department holds accreditations from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and certification from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In 2007, administrative oversight of the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center in Newark, NJ, was assumed by the department.

While there are no restrictions on the length, language, or content of inmate letters, exceptions are made in cases where there is a clear threat to the institution's security. Incoming mail and parcels are subject to examination by correctional facility officials to detect cash, checks, money orders, or contraband, although such correspondence is not read unless it poses a threat to institutional security or is used for illicit activities.

Inmates are permitted to receive soft-covered books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed materials mailed directly from publishers or reputable bookstores. Additionally, individuals seeking to transfer funds to a commissary account or add money to an inmate's phone account may do so through the website, which offers 24-hour access for transactions.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in New Jersey. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Essex County NJ Correctional Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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

Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE) - Visitation


Dorms 1, 2, 4 & 2C3 (Visits will be held on Level 3)
Dorms 3, 5, 6 & 7 (Visits will be held on Level 4)

Building #2
Building #5
Wednesdays and Sundays
10:15 am – 1:30 pm
(No visitors will be permitted access after 1:00 pm)
2:30 pm – 5:45 pm
(No visitors will be permitted access after 5:15 pm)

Building #3
Building #4
Thursdays and Saturdays
10:15 am – 1:30 pm
(No visitors will be permitted access after 1:00 pm)
2:30 pm – 5:45 pm
(No visitors will be permitted access after 5:15 pm)


10:15 am – 1:30 pm
(No visitors will be permitted access after 1:00 pm)

7:00 am – 12:30 pm

3:00pm – 6:30pm
(No attorneys will be permitted access after 6:30 pm)

Monday & Tuesday
No Visitation

Dorms 1-7 2C3 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
4B3/4C3 - No Visitation

Dorms 1-7 2C3– 4:00pm – 7:00pm
4B3/4C3– 12:00pm – 3:00pm

No Visitation

Dorms 1-7 2C3 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
4B3/4C3 - No Visitation

Dorms 1-7 2C3 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
4B3/4C3– 4:00pm – 7:00pm

(for all ICE Housing Units)

Monday No Visits
Tuesday No Visits
Wednesday 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday No Visits
Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm

​Visitation is available:

  • Buildings 2 and 5: Wednesdays and Sundays 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM.
  • Buildings 3 and 4: Thursdays and Saturdays: 10:15 AM - 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM.
  • Although we make every attempt to accommodate such visits they are subject to availability of the Visitation Room and the security requirements of the facility.
  • Detainees are allotted one hour for visitation. More time may be authorized by the Warden for family members traveling significant distances dependent upon the number of visitors and staff availability. Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older).
  • To ensure adequate time to process visitors through security, all visitors must arrive one hour prior to the scheduled visit time.

Adult visitors must present a valid, verifiable government-issued identification card to enter the facility.

Minors who are visiting the facility must be accompanied by an adult guardian (18 years or older). Minors must not be left unaccompanied in the waiting room, visiting room or any other area.

Attorney Visits

Legal representatives of detainees are authorized to visit their clients during the following hours:

Attorneys and/or paralegals may visit detainees seven days a week from 7 AM until 7 PM, including holidays.

A list of pro bono (free) legal organizations will be posted in all detainee housing units and other appropriate areas. This list shall be updated quarterly. If a detainee wishes to see a representative or paralegal from that organization, it is the detainee’s responsibility to contact them for an appointment.

Consular Visits

Consular officials may meet with their detained nationals at any time. It is requested that prior arrangements be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer to the extent possible and that consular officials bring appropriate credentials when they come to the facility. The ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer for this facility can be reached at (973) 776-7500.

Clergy Visits

Clergy may visit detainees at any time but must make prior arrangements with the Chaplain’s Office.

Visiting Restrictions

  • All family or other social visits are Non-contact.
  • No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted in the facility.
  • If visitors are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.
  • All visitors are subject to search while in the facility.
  • Visitors are not allowed to pass or attempt to pass any items to detainees.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry any items into the visitation area.

Search Procedures (prior to or during all visitations)

All individuals requesting admittance to the facility or the visitation area are subject to a pat-down search of their person, an inspection of their belongings, and a metal scan search. Individuals refusing to cooperate with a reasonable search will not be admitted. No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.​

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