Hudson County Correctional Center – Kearny, NJ

Hudson County Correctional Center is located in Hudson County, NJ and is the primary jail for this area. Do you know someone in Hudson County Correctional Center? This page will tell you all about everything related to Hudson County Correctional Center,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…

Main Menu

The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hudson County Correctional Center
30-35 South Hackensack Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (201) 395-5600
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


View Larger Map

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Hudson County Correctional Center you need to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hudson County Correctional Center Inmate Roster has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information quicker if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be in another jail you can look here: New Jersey Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hudson County Correctional Center inmates are online, or you can go in person to the Hudson County Correctional Center. When viewing online you will have to enter their legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken down from the Hudson County Correctional Center website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


Return To Main Menu

Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount is set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave the area.

Typically, an inmate at Hudson County Correctional Center will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to post ten percent of the total set in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, 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 jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

Speak Your Mind

Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


Return To Main Menu

Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone in order to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If you have, you should tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that could help others make it through jail processing?

Click here to share your story

Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in the log for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Hudson County Correctional Center frequently change, so make sure that you visit the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 . These phone calls are typically 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden.

Phone Number: (201) 395-5600

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail delivery. Clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Hudson County Correctional Center:

Hudson County Correctional Center
30-35 South Hackensack Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hudson County Correctional Center
30-35 South Hackensack Ave.
Kearny, NJ 07032-4690


The inmate mail policy at Hudson County Correctional Center changes frequently, so we suggest that you check the the Hudson County Correctional Center website when you send a letter to an inmate.


Return To Main Menu

Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hudson County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). 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 immediately, or you could receive a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your term.


Return To Main Menu

Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

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

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access sex offenders online, but remember that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t see if they has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

    Click here to tell your story

    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Hudson County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


    Return To Main Menu

    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Hudson County Correctional Center is very scary, you will soon get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get 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 Hudson 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 Hudson 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates can change, so be sure to check the the Hudson County Correctional Center website 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


    Return To Main Menu

    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hudson County Correctional Center

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hudson 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 Hudson County Correctional 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.


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to leave a comment


    Return To Main Menu

    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.

    Click here to tell about all about it

    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.


    Return To Main Menu

    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write a review

    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to talk to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Hudson County Correctional Center


    Return To Main Menu
    1846

Comments

  1. LadyMoney says:

    shout out to my hoodthang hold ya head baby ya lady money got you you know im riding til the wheels fall off if it aint life it aint long see you soon love you muahhhhh !!!

Speak Your Mind

*


*