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Visiting an Inmate in the Essex County Jail Facility in New Jersey

The Essex County Jail Facility in New Jersey allows inmates to have visits with their family and friends through personal visitations. Visitation is a great way for inmates and their friends and family to stay connected while the inmate is still incarcerated. This opportunity can lift the spirits of the inmate and give him something to look forward to. It also allows the inmate's friends and family keep a relationship with the inmate.

Visitation between inmates and their friends or relatives is allowed; however, there are some guidelines that must be followed in order for this visitation to take place.

  • All inmates are allowed non-contact visits (unless they have broken the rules and have gotten their visitation privileges taken away).
  • Some inmates may qualify for contact visits. The criteria for qualifying for contact visits are listed in the inmate handbook.
  • For non-contact visits, there is a maximum of 3 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors must follow the following dress code: no clothes that resemble inmate attire; no clothing that could be used as a weapon; no clothing that have gang sings, obscenities, drug designs, alcohol designs, controversial messages, or profanity; no bare feet; no clothing that exposes shoulders, chest, or back; no clothing that shows midriff or underarm; no see-through, net, or mesh material clothing; no clothing that is excessively tight; no undergarments should be visible; and dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes, and shorts must be no more than four inches above the kneecap when standing.
  • To see visitation times and days for the different jail divisions, see http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi#m.

Stay connected with your friend or family member with personal visits. If you have any questions regarding inmate visitations, call the Sheriff's Office at 973-621-4171.

http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi#m

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How to use the Inmate Search for Essex County Jail Facility in New Jersey

When searching for a particular inmate in the Essex County Jail Facility, there isn't really an extensive process, as in some jails that include entering last names, DOBs, PINs, etc. The search process is actually quite simple.

Here are the steps to searching for an inmate:

  • Go to the Essex County Jail webpage: http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi.
  • Scroll down to the subtitle that says "Inmate Locator."
  • Click the link under that subtitle.
  • You will then be navigated to a page where you are able to search for an inmate by name or by identifier number or value.
  • When you have entered the inmate's name, identifier number, or value, you will be given matching search results.
  • These search results will tell you the inmate's name, booking number, and permanent ID.
  • You are then able to click on these inmates' names. You will then be taken to a page that shows you a picture of the inmate, their DOB, physical description, charges, etc.

If you're not having much luck finding the person you are looking for, it is possible that that person was very recently incarcerated or released, and the list hasn't been updated since then. If this is the case, call the county at 973-621-4171 to receive the answers you are looking for.

The search method in the Essex County Jail Facility is quite simple compared to other jail facilities that make the process much more complicated. However, the list of inmates will always be changing, so keep that in mind when searching for a specific inmate.

http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Essex County Jail Facility in New Jersey

Communication is the key to keeping up with your friend or family member while they're incarcerated. This can be done through mail and phone calls. This mail and phone calls will not only keep your relationship strong, but it will also give the inmate something to look forward to and give you the feeling that your loved one is still with you.

The Essex County Jail Facility in Nevada allows inmates to send and receive mail. However, there are some strict rules that need to be followed in order for the inmate to be allowed to send and receive this mail.

  • Incoming mail must have adequate postage and be correctly address with the jail's name (Essex County Correctional Facility), the inmate's name and serial number, and the jail's address (354 Doremus Avenue Newark, NJ 07105).
  • All incoming mail is examined by the jail's officials for contraband, cash, checks, and money orders.
  • Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines, newspapers, etc. if they are mailed directly from the publisher.

These are the only rules about sending and receiving mail to inmates posted on the Essex County Jail Facility's website. These rules are very few compared to that of most other jails. When corresponding with inmates through mail, be sure to not take advantage of the fact there are very few rules. Be sure to talk about legal, person matters only in the letters, don't send inappropriate pictures, don't break the existing rules, etc.

The Essex County Jail Facility also allows inmates to make phone calls to keep in touch with their loved ones; however, their website has very little information on inmate calls. If you go to the website (http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi), and you scroll down all the way, you will see a subtitle called "Inmate Telephone/ Keefe Commissary." Under this subtitle, there are only two lines of information. This information tells you how to transfer money to an inmate's phone account, but there is no information on how to actually call inmates, receive calls from inmates, and the rules for these phone calls. If you have questions regarding inmate calling, call the Sheriff's Office at 973-621-4171 to receive the answers you are looking for.

Be sure to follow the rules when sending mail and taking phone calls from inmates. These forms of communication are privileges, not rights. If you have any questions regarding communication with an inmate, contact the Sheriff's Office at 973-621-4171.

http://www.essex-countynj.org/index.php?section=dept/ps/fi

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