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NJ DOC - Northern State Prison (NSP)

State Prison

Last Updated: December 28, 2021
168 Frontage Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
Mailing Address
PO Box 2300, Newark, NJ 07114

Northern 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 - 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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NJ DOC - Northern State Prison (NSP) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 973-465-0068

The inmates housed at Northern State Prison located at 168 Frontage Rd in Newark, 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.

Northern State Prison, located on 43 acres in Newark, houses a diverse offender population classified as General Population, Special Needs, Administrative Close Supervision Unit (inmates who have incurred serious disciplinary charges) and Therapeutic Community (addictive behaviors). Community service activities are available to minimum-security inmates.

Inmates who are classified as minimum security can participate in community service activities. Northern State Prison houses over 2,600 inmates. Selected offenders can work within the Bureau of State Industries in a bedding and clothing shop located on prison grounds. Offenders can receive a variety of programming from substance abuse treatment to a "Security Threat Group Management" which treats inmates who had gang affiliations.

Inmate Locator

NJ DOC - Northern State Prison (NSP) 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 - Northern State Prison - Visitation

Visit Procedures – Northern State Prison
Rules and regulations for visiting an offender are as follows:

Visiting and registration times for this facility are (no holiday visits):

Saturday & Sunday 7:45 - 8:45 AM VISITS 8:45 - 10:45 AM

VISITS 12:45 - 2:45 PM

REGISTRATION VISITS must be scheduled thru Social Services Sunday 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Must call Friday-9:30AM-3:30PM 973-465-0068 Ext. 4204
Visit only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zero Tolerance Inmates are permitted one pre-approved 1-hour non-contact visit per week

Saturday & Sunday 8:00 - 9:45 AM Visit 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Registration PM 12:30 - 2:15 PM
Visit 12:30 - 3:00 PM

Call x4150 between Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM
Visits on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm-6:00 pm or 6:30PM-7:30PM

The offender is responsible for submitting a list containing names and addresses of potential visitors.

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.

The following persons may be approved to visit an offender (exception ACSU/Delta)
-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.

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

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; or
-a current passport

Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for an offender of this facility is four. (To include children)

In accordance with NJAC 10A:18-6.14, all visitors, their belongings, and their vehicles are subject to searches while on the premises.

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/opra/html/opramain.html.

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

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