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NJ DOC - East Jersey State Prison (EJSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: January 16, 2021
1100 Woodbridge Rd, Rahway, NJ 07065

East Jersey State Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve 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 State - maximum 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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NJ DOC - East Jersey State Prison (EJSP) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 732-499-5010

The inmates housed at East Jersey State Prison located at 1100 Woodbridge Rd in Rahway, 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.

East Jersey State Prison, the state’s second-oldest institution, provides maximum, medium and minimum security programs for about 1,500 adult male offenders located in Rahway of Middlesex County.

The prisons distinctive large dome and forbidding front gates have made it featured in many films and shows. This facility is also known as Rahway State Prison, although the name was officially changed to East Jersey State Prison in 1988 at the request of township residents. Many motion pictures have been filmed at the facility due to its large dome and distinctive architecture and imposing metal gates.

Inmates housed at EJSP can participate in vocational courses that teach inmates automotive repair, autobody repair, horticulture, culinary arts, and painting. Additionally, inmates can receive an adult basic education, earn a GED and even take college courses offered through Union County College. This prison was the location of the original "Scared Straight!" program, where inmates sentenced to life terrified young juvenile delinquents into making changes to their lives.

Inmate Locator

NJ DOC - East Jersey State Prison (EJSP) 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com 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.

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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 - East Jersey State Prison - Visitation

Visit Procedures - EJSP

Rules and regulations for visiting an offender are as follows:

1. The offender is responsible for submitting a list containing names and addresses 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/her.
3. The following persons may be approved to visit an offender:
- relatives;
- close friends;
- clergy; and
- persons who may 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-hour advance notice to ensure the availability of space, staff, and the offender.
5. Visiting and registration times for this facility are:

Saturday and Sunday

Period One 7:45 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Period Two 11:45 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday - Friday VISITS
Period One 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Period Two 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Night Visits-Monday through Thursday 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

[Windows visits are one hour in duration. Each offender is permitted one window visit per week.]

Saturday and Sunday
Period One 8:00 am – 9:30 am 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Period Two 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

6. Visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
- a current photo driver's license;
- a current photo Welfare/Medicaid card;
- an employment photo ID;
- a current passport; or
- Federal, State, County, City ID cards.
7. Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for an offender of this facility is 4 adults and unlimited children.
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:
11. Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a correctional facility.

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