Middlesex County Jail – New Brunswick, NJ

Middlesex County Jail is in Middlesex County, NJ and is the primary jail for that region. Do you know someone locked up in Middlesex County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might need to know about Middlesex County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Middlesex County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give info that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Middlesex County Jail
701 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 8901

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (732) 745-3366
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Middlesex County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Middlesex County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information about anybody arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you can look here: New Jersey County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photograph, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Middlesex County Jail website, or you can view them at the Middlesex County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to enter the name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Middlesex County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If 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 do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, 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 get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail need to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Middlesex County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman may request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes between 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged. Also, it can depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must decide on the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered into the log as an Authorized visit. Every visitor must provide identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: (732) 745-3366

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Middlesex County Jail:

Middlesex County Jail
701 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 8901

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Middlesex County Jail
701 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 8901


The inmate mail policy at Middlesex County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the official Middlesex County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual attorneys that are admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Middlesex County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the Middlesex County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Middlesex County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember that you should ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

You can you should access the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the court records on the website or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Middlesex County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Middlesex County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but only the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases won’t find if that person has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Middlesex County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

    Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in the Middlesex County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm to wake up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 money to people in jail might change, so it would be best to check the site before you send funds to an inmate 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 Middlesex County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Middlesex County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

    Things you could include in what you write:

    • Conditions in Middlesex County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Middlesex County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Post a message to them below.

    Say Hello to someone at Middlesex County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Middlesex County Jail Website
    Middlesex County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Middlesex County Jail Mugshots
    Middlesex County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Middlesex County Jail Visitation
    Middlesex County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Middlesex County Jail
    Middlesex County Warrant Inquiry
    Middlesex County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Middlesex County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Middlesex County Jail Jobs


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  1. EHart says:

    JamieM can’t get phone set up. Try me sunday

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