Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE)

County Jail

Last Updated: December 16, 2022
Address
354 Doremus Ave, Newark, NJ 07105
Beds
465
County
Essex
Phone
973-274-7500
Fax
973-274-6986
Mailing Address
356 Doremus Avenue, Newark, NJ 07105

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

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Satellite View of Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE)

Essex Co Correctional'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 973-274-7500

The Essex Co Correctional is a low-security 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.

The Essex County Department of Corrections has evolved into a complex organization with many divisions and sub-divisions and actually operates outside of Essex County Sheriff's Office, although they book inmates here. These units have been trained in specialized areas of law enforcement. The mission of the Department of Corrections is to ensure that all persons committed to our County’s correctional institutions are confined with the level of custody necessary to protect the public while providing care, discipline, training, and treatment in preparation for reintegration into the community.

Inmates are allowed to send and receive an unlimited number of letters. There shall be no restriction on the length, language, or context of letters or to whom an inmate may write except when there is a clear threat to the institution. All incoming mail, letters or parcels will be examined/handled by Correctional Facility officials for cash, checks, money orders, and contraband, but not read except when such is deemed a threat to the security of the institution or used for illegal activity. Inmates shall be permitted to receive books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the publisher or reputable book store.

Cash accepted at Visitors Lobby Window

  • M – F 9am – 12pm and 1:15pm – 3:30 pm.

No personal checks or debit cards accepted.

CLOSED ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND OFFICIAL COUNTY HOLIDAYS.

Inmate may receive Western Union Funds, Postal Money Orders, Bank (redeemable) Money orders, Cashier’s Checks, or Certified Checks.

NO TRAVELER’S EXPRESS OR STORE MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Western Union Guidelines:

Pay to: Essex County Correctional Facility
City and State Code: ECJail, NJ
Inmates Name and Serial Number:
Attention: Inmate AKA Name, Inmate date of birth and Purpose: Bail or Commissary

INMATE MAIL AND PACKAGES

Essex County Correctional Facility

  • Inmate Name and Serial Number
  • 354 Doremus Avenue
  • Newark, NJ 07105

Inmates are allowed to send and receive an unlimited number of letters.

There shall be no restriction on the length, language, or context of letters or to whom an inmate may write except when there is a clear threat to the institution.

All incoming mail, letters or parcels will be examined/handled by Correctional Facility officials for cash, checks, money orders, and contraband, but not read except when such is deemed a threat to the security of the institution or used for illegal activity. Inmates shall be permitted to receive books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the publisher or reputable book store.

If you need information about a detainee that is housed at this facility, you may call (973) 274-7500 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. When you call, please have the individual’s biographical information ready, including first, last and hyphenated names, any aliases he or she may use, date of birth and country of birth.

Detainees cannot receive incoming calls. If you need to get in touch with a detainee to leave an urgent message, you must call (973) 274-7818 and leave the detainee’s full name, alien registration number and your name and telephone number where you can be reached. The detainee will be given your message.

Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE) - Immigration Detainee Locator

Inmate Locator

Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE) 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.

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Visitation Information

Essex County NJ Correctional Facility (ICE) - Visitation

NON–CONTACT VISITS

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)

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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)

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

ATTORNEY VISITS - Daily
7:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

VISITATION SCHEDULE
CONTACT VISITS
Monday & Tuesday
No Visitation

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

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

Friday
No Visitation

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

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

CONTACT VISITS
(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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