Warren County Jail – Belvidere, NJ

Warren County Jail is located in Warren County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Looking for somebody in Warren County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything you might want to know about Warren County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Warren County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Warren County Jail
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 7823

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 908-475-6309
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Warren County Jail you will need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Warren County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who are in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be at another jail you should look here, too: Other Jails in New Jersey


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be viewed on the website, or you can go in person to the Warren County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to enter the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Warren County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while incarcerated.

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. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to put up 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Warren County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Warren County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner 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 just can’t afford to pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Warren County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Warren County Jail can change, so we suggest that you review the 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 typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the jail rules, phone calls may be limited or totally denied.

Phone Number: 908-475-6309

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected and read by staff, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Warren County Jail is:

Warren County Jail
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 7823

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Warren County Jail
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 7823


The inmate mail policy at Warren County Jail changes often, so it would be best to check the the Warren County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your situation, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Warren County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a file containing a docket sheet and every documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your case are kept and available to you at Warren County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Warren County magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember you are able to request to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out just go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • 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 have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Warren County court website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Warren County jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Warren County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people 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 internet, but keep in mind that you won’t find the street address, but only the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Warren County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to the Warren County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to find out if that person had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in the Warren County jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Warren 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 Warren 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 process for sending money to jail inmates is always changing, so check the the Warren County Jail website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Warren County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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