New Jersey Inmate Search

New Jersey

About New Jersey Department of Corrections

The New Jersey Department of Corrections is the agency responsible for keeping an updated database on individuals serving out their time in New Jersey state prisons. 

The database only keeps former inmates records online for one year after they finished their sentence. After that, they will not be in the public database available to the public. You can search the database by their SBI number, first and last name, gender, aliases, and other pertinent information.  

Unlike the state of New Jersey, New Jersey’s city and county jails keep their own individual databases separated from the department of corrections. If you are looking for an inmate in a city or county prison, you will need to contact the proper authorities. 

Basic Information

Department Name New Jersey Department of Corrections
Official Website http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/
Currently Incarcerated Inmates https://www20.state.nj.us/DOC_Inmate/inmatesearch
Location Whittlesey Road PO Box 863 Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone Number (609) 292-4036
Fax (609) 292-9083

How to Do an Inmate Search in New Jersey

When an offender is housed in state prison, they are the property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.

The New Jersey Department of Corrections database can be found on the official VINELink website. You will need to select the state of New Jersey. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You can search the database by using the following pieces of information:

For an accurate search, it is best to put in the offenders full first and last name. You can do partial if you are not sure of the spelling, but keep in mind that may bring up more offenders that you will need to weed through.

When you do a successful New Jersey inmate search, you will all offenders that fit your criteria. You will see the following information:

You can click on this information and it will bring up the following information:

Here you will be permitted to set up notifications. These notifications can come through the mail, phone calls, and text messages. Whenever an update is made to this chart, you will be notified. The inmate will not know that you are subscribed to these alerts and will NEVER be permitted to have these details either.

Who’s in Jail

As we stated above, the only prisons you will be able to find in the New Jersey inmate search are state-operated facilities. All city and county jails are NOT in this database whatsoever. 

In the state of New Jersey, there are 35 state prisons. These prisons are available in the above database. All other prisons that are not listed below will NOT come up in the roster. Keep this in mind when searching for an inmate in the New Jersey prison inmate lookup database brought to you by the New Jersey Department of Corrections. 

Looking for who’s in jail in city and county jails will be more difficult than trying to find out who’s in jail in a state or a federal prison. There is typically not much information on these smaller jails. A lot of city jails do not even supply an inmate database to the general public. However, it is not impossible to locate an inmate in one of those facilities, if you know exactly who to seek out with your questions. 

As far as county jails, majority of county jails will be managed and operated by that county’s Sheriff’s department. They will be the agency, you should reach out to if you believe the person you are looking for is in a county jail. 

As far as city jails, majority of city jails do not have much information about them. They are typically just holding pens for inmates to be transferred out to their “permanent” jail. If you believe the person you are looking for is in a city jail, it is best to contact that cities corrections division. You can typically find all department information on the city’s official website.
 

Jail Roster and Mugshots

The New Jersey Department of Corrections offender search database is updated regularly. It is typically updated during normal business hours. You will notice that inmate’s information can change quite frequently. Especially, if they have court proceedings and such.

If you have any questions or want to have the updated information, you will be required to contact the facility that the inmate is in. They will have the utmost updated information available on the inmate.

If you believe the information on an inmate is incorrect, you will want to contact the facility in which the inmate is held to dispute the information.

In the jail roster, you will also find the inmate’s mugshot. This mugshot is taken when an inmate is being booked and processed into a state prison. The mugshots typically do not change unless an inmate is getting transferred into another state prison facility.

You can also use the VINELink (VINE) to get notifications on inmate’s moving throughout the system. You will need to select the state of New Jersey. You will then want to select that you are searching for an offender or a defendant.

You will need to click the notification section of the inmate’s profile to get notified through text, calls, or email. When they make any changes to their VINE account, you’ll get notified in real-time.

Sex Offender Search

You may notice that there is not a way to search for sex offenders in the New Jersey inmate search. That’s because the sex offender search is in a whole different database. Just like the DOC inmate locator, this database is available to the general public to use also.

The sex offender database can be found on the New Jersey State Police.

You can search this database by the following pieces of information:

Keep in mind that you will be able to search the database by either the offender's name or the address fields.

This offender search is strictly for offenders that are NOT in a state prison. These offenders are out on their own in the community.

When you do a successful search, you will see the following information:

Types of Correctional Facilities in New Jersey

List of Correctional Facilities in New Jersey

There are 108 jails and prisons in New Jersey.
Showing 1 – 50 of 108 results
Correctional Facility Name Type County
Northern State Prison State Prison Essex County
Newark Juvenile Jail City Jail Essex County
Atlantic Jail City Jail Atlantic County
Riverfront State Prison State Prison Camden County
Atlantic County Detention Center County Jail Atlantic County
Atlantic Youth Center Harborfields State Prison Atlantic County
Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Bergen County
Burlington County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Burlington County
Burlington County Detention Center County Jail Burlington County
Burlington County Work Release Center County Jail Burlington County
New Jersey State Prison State Prison Mercer County
Camden County Youth Detention Center County Jail Camden County
Camden County Correctional Facility County Jail Camden County
Cherry Hill Jail City Jail Camden County
Cape May County Corrections Center County Jail Cape May County
Cape May County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Cape May County
Cumberland County Jail County Jail Cumberland County
Cumberland County Juvenile Detention County Jail Cumberland County
Vineland Jail City Jail Cumberland County
East Orange Jail City Jail Essex County
Bloomfield Jail City Jail Essex County
Essex County Jail County Jail Essex County
Essex County Jail Annex County Jail Essex County
Gloucester County Women's Prison County Jail Gloucester County
Essex County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Essex County
Gloucester County Correctional Facility County Jail Gloucester County
Newark Jail City Jail Essex County
Bayonne Jail City Jail Hudson County
Gloucester County Juvenile Detention County Jail Gloucester County
Hoboken Jail City Jail Hudson County
North Bergen Municipal Jail City Jail Hudson County
Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Hudson County
Hunterdon County Correctional Facility County Jail Hunterdon County
Trenton Jail City Jail Mercer County
Mercer County Correction Center County Jail Mercer County
Hunterdon County Youth Facility County Jail Hunterdon County
Mercer County Juvenile Detention County Jail Mercer County
Middlesex County Correction Center County Jail Middlesex County
North Brunswick Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Perth Amboy Jail City Jail Middlesex County
Middlesex County Juvenile Detention County Jail Middlesex County
Parsippany Adult Jail City Jail Morris County
Ocean County Department of Corrections County Jail Ocean County
Monmouth County Youth Detention County Jail Monmouth County
Parsippany Juvenile Jail City Jail Morris County
Morris County Correctional Facility County Jail Morris County
Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center County Jail Ocean County
Passaic County Jail County Jail Passaic County
Toms River Municipal Jail City Jail Ocean County
Wayne Jail City Jail Passaic County
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