Morris County Sheriff’s Office

Correctional Facility: Inmate Visitation/Information

Inmate Visitation

Unless visitation privileges have been revoked, inmates are permitted two 1/2-hour visits per week on specified days. Up to three people may visit per visiting day.

Visitation days vary depending upon an inmate’s classification and are subject to change. Please call the Correctional Facility, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 12 midnight, to determine which days you may come at 973.631.5174. All other times, please call 973.631.5416.

Required Identification

All visitors must present two acceptable forms of identification, one of which must be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Driver’s license
  • State issued identification card (any state)
  • Military identification
  • Passport
  • U.S. Immigration identification (including visas)
  • Current high school/college identification
  • Marriage license
  • Birth certificate

Rules, Regulations & Procedures for Inmate Visitation

The following rules and regulations shall apply to all visitors:

  • Visitors under the age of 18 years need not have identification but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who possesses approved identification.
  • Individuals on parole or the Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) are precluded from visiting.
  • No electronic devices may be brought into the facility. This includes cell phones, iPods and similar devices.
  • All visitors are subject to search of their person and belongings. It is recommended that personal belongings not be brought into the facility.
  • Inmates may not receive items of any type from visitors. This prohibition includes but is not limited to food, medicines, clothing, cards and/or packages.
  • Persons with a warrant will be arrested.
  • Correctional officers may deny a request for visitation or terminate a visit if deemed necessary for security purposes.
  • Questions regarding either inmate or visitor eligibility will be resolved by the shift commander.

Additional Information

Inmate Mail/Correspondence

Inmates may send and receive mail on a daily basis. All mail received must have a return address or it will be returned to the post office.

  • All received mail will be opened and inspected for contraband (items not allowed to be received while confined at the correctional facility).
  • Mail sent to inmates incarcerated at the correctional facility must be mailed to the following address with the inmate’s name clearly indicated on the envelope:

    Morris County Correctional Facility
    Attn: [Inmate’s Name]
    43 John Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Inmates cannot receive greeting cards.
  • Inmates are not allowed to receive cash, stamps, or envelopes. Such items will be placed into the inmate’s property and will not be accessible to the inmate. Inmates have the opportunity to purchase stamped envelopes. When inmates are without funds, they will be provided a limited number of envelopes.
  • The only reading materials accepted through the mail are books and magazines mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore to the inmate.
  • If an inmate is no longer within our facility, the letter will be returned to the sender.
  • Inmates cannot receive e-mail. Also, we do not have the ability to pass along e-mail messages to them.
  • Critical messages, such as the death of a child or parent, may be called in to the shift commander at 973.631.5174. It is extremely rare that we would pass a message on to one of our inmates. The shift commander will decide what messages will be delivered and what level of support services will be provided to the inmate as a result of that message.

Telephone Calls

Most inmates have daily access to telephones between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.

  • Outgoing telephone calls are handled through AdvancePay, a third party vendor whose service enables family members and friends of inmates to establish prepaid calling accounts using a credit card, check, money order or Western Union. The AdvancePay service is the only mechanism through which phone calls from the facillity can be initiated. All inmates receive a descriptive brochure about the service during the inmate intake process and more information is available at the AdvancePay web site.
  • All telephone calls are recorded.
  • There is no provision for incoming calls to inmates incarcerated at the facility.
  • Correctional facility personnel do not accept or pass along phone messages.

Personal Property

Inmates may not receive personal property or gifts from outside the institution.

  • By request, inmates may receive clothing for court appearances (trial/sentencing).
  • Inmates may send accumulated personal property out of the facility at any time, at the expense of the inmate. Alternatively, inmates may have friends or relatives pick up personal property (by request) on the inmate’s scheduled visiting day.

Inmate Accounts

Inmates may receive account deposits in several ways:

  • Funds may be deposited into an inmate’s account by mail or hand delivered to the facility. Payment must be in the form of a money order made payable to the inmate. Funds are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • We have partnered with Access Corrections, an independent company which provides a secure way to deposit funds into an inmate’s account via the internet, telephone or lobby kiosk. Access Corrections charges a service fee, per transaction, based on the amount of money added to an account.

    Telephone: Call toll-free 1.866.345.1884.
    Internet: Visit http://www.inmatedeposits.com/.
    Lobby Kiosk: 24-hour access; MasterCard, Visa and cash.

Bail/Payment of Fees

All bails, fines, fees and probation payments accepted at the correctional facility must be paid by cash, money order, certified check or cashier’s check.

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