The employees of the Department of Corrections are committed to a fully integrated correctional system. We set an unparalleled standard of professionalism and correctional excellence through our operation of a safe, secure and humane correctional facility.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.
If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Essex County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call (973) 621-2132 to ask for special consideration.