Atlantic County Adult Detention Center – Mays Landing, NJ

Atlantic County Adult Detention Center is located in Atlantic County, NJ and is the main jail for the county. Know someone at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center? This guide will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Atlantic County Adult Detention Center,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Atlantic County Adult Detention Center intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information and tips you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a question, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Atlantic County Adult Detention Center
5060 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 8330

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (609) 645-5855
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center you have to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info for anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other New Jersey jails: New Jersey Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Atlantic County Adult Detention Center prisoners are on the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center website, or you can see them in person at the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center. When viewing online you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners in the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to return to the jail every day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post ten percent of the total set so you can be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it’s really easy. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so it would be wise to check the official site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally more costly than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Atlantic County Adult Detention Center phone number is: (609) 645-5855

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and will get sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center, use this address:

Atlantic County Adult Detention Center
5060 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 8330

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Atlantic County Adult Detention Center
5060 Atlantic Avenue
Mays Landing, NJ 8330


The Atlantic County Adult Detention Center inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to check the official Atlantic County Adult Detention Center site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

For more info on this, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the New Jersey State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Atlantic County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket and all documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Atlantic County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Atlantic County jail website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Atlantic County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a court docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Atlantic County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Atlantic County Courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t discover if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Atlantic County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Atlantic County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Atlantic County Adult Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to someone in jail might change, so we suggest that you review the site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Atlantic County Adult Detention Center, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience because others will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Website
    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Inmate Search Link
    View Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Mugshots
    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Bail Link

    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Visitation
    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Jail Mail Link
    Locate an inmate at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center
    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Warrant Inquiry
    Atlantic County Adult Detention Center Arrest Lookup
    Send Money to an Inmate at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center
    Jobs at Atlantic County Adult Detention Center


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