NJ DOC - South Woods State Prison (SWCF)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 08, 2023
215 S Burlington Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

South Woods State Prison is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NJ DOC - South Woods State Prison (SWCF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 856-459-7000

The inmates housed at South Woods State Prison located at 215 S Burlington Rd in Bridgeton, 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.

South Woods State Prison is the state’s newest prison and the facility with the largest inmate population located on 85 acres in Bridgeton NJ in Cumberland County. The prison complex consists of three medium custody housing facilities and a minimum custody housing unit. There is a medical facility called the Extended Care Unit that houses infirmary cases, a Palliative Care Unit, inmates on specific types of watches for mental health concerns and inmates with chronic diseases or handicaps that preclude housing in general population. An additional unit contains detention beds. Each housing facility has its own administrative and support services that include medical and mental health staffing, academic and vocational education, social services and religious resources. Inmates can receive vocational training and take educational courses to earn a GED. Social and religious service are also available to inmates willing to participate.

Inmate Locator

NJ DOC - South Woods State Prison (SWCF) 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 - South Woods State Prison - Visitation

Visit Procedures - SWSP

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:

FACILITIES 1(H1, H2), 2 (H3, H4), 3 (H5, H6) and ECU
Saturday, Sunday 8:00 - 9:30 AM 8:30 - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday 8:00 - 9:00 AM 8:30 - 10:30 AM
12:00 - 1:00 PM 12:30 - 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;
- a photo identification card issued by a municipal, county, State or Federal office (such as, but not limited to, a non-driver photo ID issued by a State motor vehicle agency). NOTE: Social Security cards are NOT permitted to be used as a means of identification.
7. Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for an offender of this facility is 4 adults and unlimited children (accompanied by immediate family member or legal guardian.)
8. As of February 9, 2014, all NJ DOC facilities will no longer be accepting money orders. All money orders must be sent to JPay. Money orders will be processed within approximately two business days from the date the money order was received.
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: https://www4.state.nj.us/NASApp/DCA_OPRA/getDivision.
11. Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a correctional facility.

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