Monmouth County Correctional Institution – Freehold, NJ

Monmouth County Correctional Institution is located in Monmouth County and is the main jail for this county. Do you know someone locked up in Monmouth County Correctional Institution? This guide tells you information about everything you might want to know about Monmouth County Correctional Institution,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Monmouth County court information. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Monmouth County Correctional Institution
50 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 7728

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 732-431-7139
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who’s in jail at Monmouth County Correctional Institution you have to click on their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Monmouth County Correctional Institution Inmate Roster is an online list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you should look here, too: List of all county jails in New Jersey


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one and a side picture. Your name and intake number will appear on the photos, and they are kept on file.

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Mugshots can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Monmouth County Correctional Institution website? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, 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

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you can’t leave the county.

Usually, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get out of jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that paid your bail 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 Monmouth County Correctional Institution. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the 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, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman may ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each 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 will answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, your address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any tips that will help other people that get arrested get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items with you, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Every visitor will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to check the official Monmouth County Correctional Institution jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

The Monmouth County Correctional Institution phone number is: 732-431-7139

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. You have to print the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail will be opened and inspected and read by the staff, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Monmouth County Correctional Institution:

Monmouth County Correctional Institution
50 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 7728

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Monmouth County Correctional Institution
50 East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 7728


The inmate mail policy at Monmouth County Correctional Institution changes often, so it would be best to review the the Monmouth County Correctional Institution website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the complicated legal system in Monmouth County. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, visit: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are members of the New Jersey State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in New Jersey.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Monmouth County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a case file containing a docket and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or by going to the Monmouth County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Monmouth County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your case are maintained at Monmouth County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Bear in mind that you should request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should go to the Monmouth County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants online or you are able to call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders on the website, but you should know that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in the case. You can access your court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. Go to the Monmouth County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of 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.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

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

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Monmouth County,the Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List

    Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in Monmouth County Correctional Institution is no fun, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Monmouth County Correctional Institution, 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 Monmouth County Correctional Institution 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 someone in jail changes, so you should visit the site before you send money 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 Monmouth County Correctional Institution

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, 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 Monmouth County Correctional Institution

    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 incarcerated at Monmouth County Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • 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’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell Your Story

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Monmouth County Correctional Institution Link
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Inmate Search
    View Monmouth County Correctional Institution Mugshots
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Bail Amount Link

    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Visitation Procedures
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Jail Mail Policy Link
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Inmate Inquiry Link
    Monmouth County Warrant Lookup
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Arrests
    Send Funds to an Inmate at Monmouth County Correctional Institution
    Monmouth County Correctional Institution Employment


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