The information below provides complete instructions regarding Passaic County Jail Visiting Hours and Visitation Schedule, Visiting Rules, Inmate Video Visits and Jail Visitation process in Paterson, New Jersey.
Following these instructions exactly will enhance your chances of getting official approval to visit an inmate.
It is highly recommended that prior to an inmate visit you call the jail at 973-881-4620 to confirm that visits have not been cancelled.
Click here to register an account so you can schedule visits with your inmate. Add any adult visitor that will always be with you to visit. If that person will visit the inmate without you, it is best if he or she registers a separate account.
Log-into your account and add your inmate so you can schedule visits.
Schedule a visit and add additional visitors that you included on your account who will be at the visit.
Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit.
Sign in and show your valid, government-issued photo ID.
Anyone who has registered as a visitor and can show a valid, government-issued ID can visit an inmate at this jail.
If you are on parole or probation, visiting an inmate without prior permission from your parole or probation officer could be a violation of your terms of supervision. Always ask permission before attempting to schedule a visit.
Children are allowed to visit as long as they are registered as visitors on your account.
Adults who do not have their own visitation account but are listed on yours may visit at the same time you visit.
Call 973-881-4620 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
The Passaic County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.
Passaic County Jail does not require an application but will require you to register here before you can schedule any visits.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process.
Visits are available seven days a week. The hours vary for inmate visitation. Once you register an account, you can go to scheduling and view the currently available hours and schedule a time.
Each inmate is allowed two visits per week. Visits are 30 minutes long.
Additional visits may be purchased for $12 each.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Passaic County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 973-881-4620 to ask for special consideration.
Call 973-881-4620 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.
The Passaic County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time.
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.
The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.
Call 973-881-4620 to ask specific questions about the Passaic County Jail Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.
Jail visits are conducted on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
If the inmate has no more visits left for the week, you can purchase additional visits. Click here to see the prices and procedures.
Call 973-881-4620 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Passaic County Jail visitation.
This jail offers at-home visitation. The following things are required for you to be able to visit an inmate online without coming to the jail.
Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, MAC OSX or Linux with 1.2GHz (or faster) processor
256 MB of RAM
Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.) with Flash Player (10 or greater) plug-in
Sound Card with Microphone
High Speed Internet Access (at least 400 Kbps)
Click here to set up Internet visits. Each online “at-home” visit is 30 minutes long.