Cape May County Correctional Center – Cape May, NJ

Cape May County Correctional Center is located in Cape May County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone locked up at Cape May County Correctional Center? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Cape May County Correctional Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Cape May County Correctional Center mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Cape May County Correctional Center
125 Crest Haven Road
Cape May, NJ 8210

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 609-465-1233
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Cape May County Correctional Center you will have to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Cape May County Correctional Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can find information on anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for might be at another county jail you can check the other New Jersey county jails in our New Jersey County Jail Guide: New Jersey County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them in person at the Cape May County Correctional Center. When viewing mugshots online you need to put in the full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Cape May County Correctional Center website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, 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 are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you must promise to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, inmates at Cape May County Correctional Center will earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Cape May County Correctional Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Cape May County Correctional Center site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee 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 may ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cape May County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed 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 must answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, your address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a telephone call to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you 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 – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take between 15 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate needs to decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and are given a release date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Cape May County Correctional Center frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official Cape May County Correctional Center jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 609-465-1233

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Cape May County Correctional Center is:

Cape May County Correctional Center
125 Crest Haven Road
Cape May, NJ 8210

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cape May County Correctional Center
125 Crest Haven Road
Cape May, NJ 8210


The mail policy can change, so you should double check the official Cape May County Correctional Center site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on this subject, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the New Jersey State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Cape May County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Cape May County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are held at Cape May County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining the sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of this report before sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Cape May County court 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 inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but remember that you won’t see the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records on their website, or at the Cape May County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you won’t learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the Cape May County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cape May County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Cape May County jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Cape May County Correctional 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 Cape May County Correctional 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail changes, so be sure to 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 Cape May County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cape May County Correctional 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 Cape May County Correctional Center

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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