Ocean County Corrections Department – Toms River, NJ

Ocean County Corrections Department is located in Ocean County, New Jersey and is the main jail for this region. Looking for someone in Ocean County Corrections Department? This site will tell you about everything related to Ocean County Corrections Department,like: How to locate an inmate at Ocean County Corrections Department. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Ocean County Corrections Department intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Ocean County Corrections Department
120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 8753

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (732) 929-2043
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to locate them?

Has somebody who has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To look up who’s in jail at Ocean County Corrections Department you will have to click on their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Ocean County Corrections Department Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake photo, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Ocean County Corrections Department inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Ocean County Corrections Department. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the person’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot erased from the Ocean County Corrections Department website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, 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.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is 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 are are released you are required to promise to go to your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

Typically, an inmate at Ocean County Corrections Department are given time off for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you may get to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will need to post 10% of the amount that was set in order to be released. If you miss your court appearance, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Ocean County Corrections Department or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Ocean County Corrections Department site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Cash only – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Ocean County Corrections Department

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, must answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to call 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, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process may take between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, 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, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Ocean County Corrections Department visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

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 . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Ocean County Corrections Department phone number is: (732) 929-2043

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and the mail will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Ocean County Corrections Department:

Ocean County Corrections Department
120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 8753

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Ocean County Corrections Department
120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 8753


The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to review the official Ocean County Corrections Department site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the court system in Ocean County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed lawyers, 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? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Ocean County court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and motions filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Ocean County court magistrate is the type of judge that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about your background and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you should ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you need to visit the jail’s website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Ocean County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Ocean County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered 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 crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not get the actual address, just the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and check in person, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive 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.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not be able to find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Ocean County courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Ocean County,the Ocean County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in Ocean County Corrections Department is no fun, soon you will get used to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Ocean County Corrections Department, 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 Ocean County Corrections Department 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 procedure to send money to inmates at Ocean County Corrections Department might change, so we suggest that you review the site before you send any money.

    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 Ocean County Corrections Department

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Ocean County Corrections Department, 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 Ocean County Corrections Department

    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:

    • 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Ocean County Corrections Department?

    If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Ocean County Corrections Department? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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