Jail and Inmate Search in New Jersey
New Jersey currently has an inmate population of 19,453. Within that figure, 2,558 are youths in detention centers, 2877 are in jail or halfway houses, and the other 14,018 are in prison. The highest percent of New Jersey inmates are age 25-33 and then another grouping of 40-44. 62% of New Jersey inmates are Black, 21% are White, 16% are Hispanic, and 1% is Asian. Along with those in prison, New Jersey oversees another 140,589 people on probation and 15,128 on parole.
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What are New Jersey Jail Records?
New Jersey jail records are the files and documents kept on every inmate in jail or prison following them from the time of arrest until they are released on parole. These files are updated every time a prisoner is moved, medically tested, receive visitors, appear in court, are charged with additional offenses. New Jersey jail records are an important resource for all branches of law enforcement so they can all be on the same page when handling an inmate.
How to Search for Inmates in New Jersey
You can use New Jersey’s offender locator tool to find someone in a jail or prison. You have many options from which to locate an inmate including SBI number, name, gender, hair color, eye color, race, county or facility there are held in, or age. From there you will see a list of inmates, some with a small photo. Some basic information will display such as age, name, birth date, race, county, admission date and the facility. However, you can click on each one to see more details such as physical description, alias, offenses, prior incarceration and mug shots. You can also use an online search portal to find someone in jail or prison in New Jersey.
Creating Public Jail Records
New Jersey creates and maintains jail records for each inmate detained in their jails and prisons. The process begins with the first RAP sheet when the inmate is arrested. Each event after is also documented and kept in the jail record. Everything is kept in one place so that it is easier to manage the inmates, their whereabouts, their cases, sentences and any other relevant facts that law enforcement needs to be aware of when supervising them. All agencies of law enforcement share the files in an online database. Some of these records are also available to the public.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
New Jersey Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of New Jersey prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 19,786, that saw a 3.4% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 4.2% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 18,952 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of New Jersey is 19,786 inmates, that is 26.2% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in New Jersey was in 2007, when the number of prisoners was 26,827 inmates.
New Jersey Parole Population
New Jersey parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 15,180 people, 217 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 52 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -0.3%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in New Jersey
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
|Type of Parole Entry||Number of Parolees|
|Term of supervised release:||0|
|Unknown or not reported:||0|
New Jersey Prisons
The state of New Jersey has 19 jails and ten prisons. Within these facilities, they house 19,453 prisoners. Along with being responsible for those inmates, they also oversee another 15,128 on parole and 140,589 who are on probation. New Jersey operates off an annual budget of $1 billion with a staff of 8,100 employees. It costs New Jersey, $5.865 to care for and house one inmate for a year. Based on a figure of one hundred thousand residents, New Jersey has a property crime rate of 1,545, a violent crime rate of 245 and an incarceration rate of 221.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center||State Prison|
|Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility||Youth Correctional Facility|
|Bayside State Prison||State Prison|
|Central Reception and Assignment Facility||State Prison|
|East Jersey State Prison||State Prison|
|Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women||State Prison|
|Garden State Youth Correctional Facility||Youth Correctional Facility|
|Mid-State Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility||Youth Correctional Facility|
|New Jersey State Prison||State Prison|
|Northern State Prison||State Prison|
|Southern State Correctional Facility||State Prison|
|South Woods State Prison||State Prison|