Morris County Correctional Facility – Morristown, NJ

Morris County Correctional Facility is in Morris County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Morris County Correctional Facility? This guide tells you all about anything related to Morris County Correctional Facility: How to locate an inmate at Morris County Correctional Facility. How to view Morris County Correctional Facility mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Morris County Correctional Facility
43 John Street
Morristown, NJ 7960

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 973-631-5174
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and want to contact them?

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

In order to find out who’s in jail at Morris County Correctional Facility you will need to visit their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Morris County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. You can get information about anyone arrested and processed or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one is in another county jail you will want to check the other New Jersey county jails in our New Jersey County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in New Jersey


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Morris County Correctional Facility. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken off of the Morris County Correctional Facility site? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will 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 more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, a bail amount will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to show up for court, and you are not permitted to leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

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

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. You will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that paid your bail 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 person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Morris County Correctional Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street 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, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us things that could help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you have a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so double-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 made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone may be limited or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 973-631-5174

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Morris County Correctional Facility is:

Morris County Correctional Facility
43 John Street
Morristown, NJ 7960

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Morris County Correctional Facility
43 John Street
Morristown, NJ 7960


The Morris County Correctional Facility mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They include a case file with a docket and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Morris County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are available at the Morris County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules over your case in court. They do several different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the Morris County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

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

If you think that they are currently 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 court records on the Morris County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

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 Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket and any of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Morris County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Morris County Correctional Facility is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following 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 Morris County Correctional Facility, 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 Morris County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to inmates at Morris County Correctional Facility could change, so check the official website before you send any funds.

    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 Morris County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Morris County Correctional Facility, 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 Morris County Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at Morris County Correctional Facility? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Morris County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell the World All About It

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    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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