Cumberland County Jail – Bridgeton, NJ

Cumberland County Jail is in Cumberland County and is the main jail for that region. Are you looking for someone locked up at Cumberland County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Cumberland County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Cumberland County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give info that you need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cumberland County Jail
P.O. Box 717 54 W. Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 8302

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (856) 453-4832
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Cumberland County Jail you need to visit their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Cumberland County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you should check our guide to other New Jersey jails: Other Jails in New Jersey


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail ID number will appear on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

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Mugshots can be seen online, or you can see them at the Cumberland County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the inmate’s name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken off of the Cumberland County Jail site? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to show up for court, and until then you can’t leave the area.

Typically, prisoners at Cumberland County Jail can earn 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 do work release. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount is determined by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money 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 have to call the Cumberland County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Cumberland County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Cumberland County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release 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
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, like your legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a phone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help other people make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed with you, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Cumberland County Jail frequently change, so it would be wise to check the jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (856) 453-4832

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Cumberland County Jail:

Cumberland County Jail
P.O. Box 717 54 W. Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 8302

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cumberland County Jail
P.O. Box 717 54 W. Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 8302


The Cumberland County Jail mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the Cumberland County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about your background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the Cumberland County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Cumberland County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these listings on the internet, but you should know that you won’t see the precise address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a case file that contains a court docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Cumberland County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cumberland County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Cumberland County Jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Cumberland County Jail, 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 Cumberland County Jail 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 Cumberland County Jail inmates might change, so check the official Cumberland County Jail site before you send any money.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cumberland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cumberland County Jail, 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 Cumberland County Jail

    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 spent any time at Cumberland County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Cumberland County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Write your message below.

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