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NJ DOC - Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF)

State Prison

Last Updated: July 05, 2021
Address
Stuyvesant Ave, Trenton, NJ 08628
Beds
913
County
Mercer
Phone
609-984-6000
Mailing Address
PO Box 7450, Trenton, NJ 08628

Central Reception and Assignment Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NJ DOC - Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 609-984-6000

The inmates housed at Central Reception and Assignment Facility located at Stuyvesant Ave in Trenton, NJ are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF) serves as a central processing unit for about 950 adult males sentenced to the New Jersey Department of Corrections located in Trenton, of Mercer County. The facility is responsible for providing intake examinations as well as medical, dental, educational and psychological evaluations before objectively classifying all state-sentenced inmates. The Jones Farm Minimum Security Unit is a satellite work camp of CRAF, housing inmates serving nonviolent, short-term sentences.

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NJ DOC - Central Reception and Assignment Facility (CRAF) is a facility in the New Jersey Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ DOC) takes the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously, and in consultation with the Department of Health, has taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. Effective March 2020, The NJ DOC is suspending inmate visits with the exception of lawyer visits, while providing provisions for continued communication with loved ones.

Visitation Information

NJ DOC - Central Reception and Assignment Facility - Visitation

VISIT PROCEDURES – CRAF & Jones Farm
Rules and regulations for visiting an offender are as follows:
1. The offender is responsible for submitting list containing names and address of potential visitors.

2. If you wish to be included on an offender’s visit list, you must contact the offender in writing. You must wait until the offender notifies you that you have been approved to visit him.

3. The following person may be approved to visit an offender:

Relatives Close Friends Clergy; and
Person who have a constructive influence
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit unless accompanied by an adult

4. Attorney visits require at least 24 hours advance notice to ensure the availability of space, staff and the offender.

5. Visiting and registration times for CRAF and Jones Farm are as follows:

CRAF Housing Units- South 1, South 2, E-1-C / CADRE and E-1-B Registration

Saturday - Registration 7:45am – 8:15am Visit Times - 8:30am – 10:30am
11:45am – 12:15pm 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sunday - Registration 7:45am – 8:15am 8:30am – 10:30am
11:45am – 12:15pm 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Jones Farm Unit
Saturday - Registration 7:45am – 8:15am Visit Times - 8:30am – 10:30am
11:45am – 12:15pm 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sunday - Registration 7:45am – 8:15am Visit Times - 8:30am – 10:30am
11:45am – 12:15pm 12:30pm – 2:30pm

6. Visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include: A current valid driver’s license;
A current Welfare/ Medicaid card;
A current employment photo ID or a current validated( stamped) passport;

7. Space permitting, In the CRAF Visit Hall, the maximum occupancy limit of people (visitors, inmates
& staff) is limited to 32. Jones Farm Visit Hall has a maximum occupancy limit (visitors, inmates & staff) is limited to 90.

8. NJ DOC facilities will no longer be accepting money orders. All money orders must be sent to JPAY.
9. In accordance with NJAC 10A:18-6.14, all visitors, their belongings, and their vehicles are subject to searches while on the premises.

10. Further visit information is posted at the facility. Complete policies and procedures may be obtained through an Open Public Records Request. On-line request may be submitted through the following web link: http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/pages/opramain.html

11. Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a correctional facility.

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