Burlington County Detention Center is in Burlington County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Know somebody locked up in Burlington County Detention Center? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Burlington County Detention Center,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Burlington County court information. And lots more.
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Burlington County Detention Center
54 Grant Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 8060
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 609-265-5979
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and need to find out where they are?
Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at Burlington County Detention Center you will have to go to their website and do an inmate search.
The Burlington County Detention Center Inmate List is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you should check the other New Jersey county jails in our New Jersey County Jail Guide: New Jersey Jails
A mugshot, or intake picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Burlington County Detention Center prisoners can be seen on the website, or you can see them at the Burlington County Detention Center. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the legal name, and the booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Burlington County Detention Center website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest 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 in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you’re locked up, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you must agree to show up for court, and until then you are not permitted to leave town.
In most cases, prisoners at Burlington County Detention Center are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the 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 will need to call the Burlington County Detention Center or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Burlington County Detention Center site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it is really easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.
If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond.
To find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Burlington County Detention Center
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- You must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- You will get to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you need to provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Burlington County Detention Center can change, so review the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are typically pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
Phone Number: 609-265-5979
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by the officers at the jail, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.
The mailing address for Burlington County Detention Center is:
Burlington County Detention Center
54 Grant Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 8060
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Burlington County Detention Center
54 Grant Street
Mt. Holly, NJ 8060
The Burlington County Detention Center inmate mail policy changes, so it would be best to double check the site before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.
For more information on this, go to: How to Find an Attorney
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? How did they do?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or at the Burlington County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at Burlington County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. They do different tasks, like determining how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include your background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to ask to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, you need to go to the Burlington County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:
- Birth date.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Burlington County court website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Burlington County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are public record and the information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information online, but you should know that you will not find the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a docket and all documents filed in your court case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:
- Drug Possession.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if they has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- You have the right to protection from the accused.
- You have the right to notification.
- You have the right to attend proceedings.
- You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- You have the right to restitution.
- You have the right to a speedy trial.
- You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions in Burlington County Detention Center.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Jail gangs
- Activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you call the local courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could make it easier for others.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Burlington County, the Burlington County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Burlington County jail is no fun, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Burlington County Detention Center, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Burlington County Detention Center 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 funds to inmates at Burlington County Detention Center can change, so it would be best to check the site before you send funds to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Burlington County Detention Center
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Burlington County Detention Center, 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?
If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Links and Resources
Burlington County Detention Center Visitation Policy Link
Burlington County Detention Center Mail Policy
Locate an inmate at Burlington County Detention Center
Burlington County Warrant Lookup
Burlington County Detention Center Arrests
Send Funds to an Inmate at Burlington County Detention Center
Burlington County Detention Center Employment
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