Northern State Prison Inmate Search and Prison Information

168 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, 07114

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Northern State Prison is a medium security state prison located in city of Newark, Essex County, NJ. It houses adult male inmates (above 18 years of age) who are convicted for crimes which come under New Jersey state law. Most of the inmate’s serving time in this prison are sentenced for the period of over a year and are sentenced for crimes which are serious in nature. The prison is operated and maintained by New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC)

Below we have given information about the Northern State Prison including inmate search, phone number, visitation rules/hours and contact information.

Northern State Prison Prison Information

Jail Name : Northern State Prison
Jail Type : State Prison
Location: 168 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, 07114
Contact Numbers: 973-465-0068
Capacity: 2704
City: Newark
Postal Code: 07114
State : New Jersey (NJ)
County: Essex County
Jail Webpage:

Northern State Prison Inmate Search

If you are looking for information of any inmate currently housed at Northern State Prison, you can visit New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) inmate search link here. Alternatively you can call on 973-465-0068 to enquire about the inmate.

Note: Keep inmate information like Full Name, age, sex, date of birth and inmate ID handy.

If you are still not able to find the whereabouts of the inmate, then you can try searching on New Jersey statewide inmate search page.

Sending a Mail/Package

Send the mail or package to the address mentioned below.

Inmate Name, Inmate ID
168 Frontage Road, Newark, NJ, 07114

Make sure the mail and package you are sending come under approved item list. For clarification contact the prison administration at 973-465-0068.

Note: In case of packages, prior approval from prison administration may be required. Contact the prison staff for more information.

Sending Money

Inmates can receive money into their commissary account via check, money order or cashier. Visitors can also deposit money directly into the inmate’s account at prison administrative office.

Note: When sending the money via check or money order, make sure you mention inmate id and full name at the back

Phone calls:

Inmates can call to any person on the approved members list between 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM. The receiver has to bear the cost of the call and the call can be of maximum 30 mins. During rush hours the call time is reduced to 10 mins.

Visitation Rules

If you are visiting someone in Northern State Prison make sure you are in approved visitor list. It’s good idea to confirm with the prison authorities before coming for a visit.

Here are the basic visitation rules which one must adhere to:

  • Visitor must not be a prior felon.
  • Must have a valid government ID.
  • For children below 16 years of age, a legal guardian must be accompanied.
Visitation Hours











9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM



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