Hunterdon County Jail – Flemington, NJ

Hunterdon County Jail is in Hunterdon County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone in Hunterdon County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything related to Hunterdon County Jail,like: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Hunterdon County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Hunterdon County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Hunterdon County Jail
8 Court Street
Flemington, NJ 8822

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 908-788-1166
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Hunterdon County Jail you will need to visit their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Hunterdon County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you have their first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be in another jail you will want to check the other New Jersey county jails in our New Jersey County Jail Guide: New Jersey Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Hunterdon County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Hunterdon County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot erased from the Hunterdon County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. 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 various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can 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 released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until that date you must not go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to return to the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their 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 Hunterdon County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Hunterdon County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, its really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your 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. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to 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 quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any secrets that will help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will be freed. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a magistrate must figure out the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in the visitation log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Hunterdon County Jail are always changing, so you should check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to 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 and are disciplined, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

The Hunterdon County Jail phone number is: 908-788-1166

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. Clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined by the staff, and the mail will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Hunterdon County Jail is:

Hunterdon County Jail
8 Court Street
Flemington, NJ 8822

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hunterdon County Jail
8 Court Street
Flemington, NJ 8822


The Hunterdon County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so review the official Hunterdon County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in Hunterdon County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records with the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hunterdon County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records related to your court case are available at Hunterdon County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you should query the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can access civil process orders by going to the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Hunterdon County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hunterdon County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Hunterdon County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00am, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will 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 Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon 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 rules for sending funds to someone in jail at Hunterdon County Jail is likely to change, so you should visit the official website before you send funds 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hunterdon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hunterdon 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 Hunterdon County Jail

    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 been locked up in Hunterdon County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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  1. Mel says:

    This jail is shut down & it doesnt have any inmates anymore so this just adds to the confusion

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