Passaic County NJ Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 22, 2023
11 Marshall St, Paterson, NJ 07501

Passaic County NJ Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four 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 County - 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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Passaic County NJ Jail'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 973-881-4620

The Passaic County NJ Jail is a low-security detention center located at 11 Marshall St Paterson, NJ which is operated locally by the Passaic 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. Passaic County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Paterson Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

Passaic County Jail - Visitation

Originally constructed in 1957, the Passaic County Jail was built to accommodate 227 beds. Over the years, the jail has undergone many changes. The facility now consists of 4 floors and has a 1242 inmate bed capacity. In 2010, a construction project began to upgrade or install the following systems throughout the facility: heating and air conditioning, fire alarm system, fire pump, and fire suppression system.

Program Services

Our Program Services department offers several programs to our inmate population. These include the following:

  • GED program giving certain inmates who have not completed high school an opportunity to continue their education.
  • A Substance Abuse program administered by a full time 40 hour per week substance abuse counselor.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Passaic County Re-Entry Program which is designed to prepare inmates to be reintegrated into society upon release.
  • Religious Counseling
  • Religious Volunteers Program

Inmate Locator

Passaic County NJ Jail 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.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content to access and utilize any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at 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.

Visitation Information

Passaic County NJ Jail - Visitation

Times and days are subject to change without notice

  • Monday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
  • Friday 9 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm

This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 973-881-4620, and ask for the "visiting room CO on duty" for more information, alerts, or rule changes.

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