Camden County Correctional Facility – Camden, NJ

Camden County Correctional Facility is located in Camden County and is the primary correctional facility for the area. Know somebody at Camden County Correctional Facility? This site tells you all about everything related to Camden County Correctional Facility,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Camden County court information. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Camden County Correctional Facility
330 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 8101

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (856) 225-7632
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and need to find them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Camden County Correctional Facility you need to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Camden County Correctional Facility Inmate Search is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find info on anybody booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check the other New Jersey county jails in our New Jersey County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in New Jersey


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Camden County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you will need to input the inmate’s name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot removed from the Camden County Correctional Facility website? This may not be possible, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.

Typically, an inmate in the Camden County Correctional Facility will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to post ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you need to call the Camden County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail 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 the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Camden County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, 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 your full name, address, birthdate and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will get released. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go into a log of approved visitors for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (856) 225-7632

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Camden County Correctional Facility:

Camden County Correctional Facility
330 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 8101

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Camden County Correctional Facility
330 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 8101


The mail policy at Camden County Correctional Facility can change, so double check the official Camden County Correctional Facility site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information on this, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records with the Camden County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Camden County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Camden County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your court case. Magistrates do different functions, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

You can you should visit the Camden County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you won’t see the precise address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at the Camden County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually will not discover if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Camden County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Camden County Correctional Facility is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work 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 Camden County Correctional Facility, 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 Camden County Correctional Facility 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 funds to jail inmates changes, so you should visit the site when you send money to an inmate.

    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 Camden County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Camden County Correctional Facility, 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 Camden County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 a prisoner in Camden County Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Camden County Correctional Facility

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    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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