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Essex County Jail
60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ 07102

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Essex County Jail, call the jail at (973) 621-2132 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Essex County.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.

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About the Essex County Jail

The Essex County Jail, located in the city of Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has Bookings, with a daily average of  Inmates and a staff of .
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Essex County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Essex County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Essex County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Essex County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the New Jersey State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Essex County Jail

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60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ 07102



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60 Nelson Place
Newark, NJ 07102


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This facility, known as "Essex County Jail" is also known as Essex County Department of Corrections, Essex County Jail , Essex County Jail , New Jersey, Essex.