Bayside State Prison
Administrator: John Powell
Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines and pictures. All books and magazines must be Paperback and must come directly from the following:
Amazon.com New Books and Magazines only.
Learn more about sending books and packages to an inmate by reading our guide here.
Sending Money to an inmate in NJ
Money orders and certified checks are the only approved form of money received through the mail that can be accepted by the correctional facility for deposit into an inmate's account. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.
Visitors may only bring a money order or certified check to the correctional facility for deposit to an inmate's account. Cash will not be accepted.
Each facility may place a limit on the amount of funds which an inmate is permitted to receive per day, and per visitor.
All funds mailed or in person will be posted to the inmate's account in full.
For more information read the New Jersey guide to prison here.
REGISTRATION: 7:15AM to 10:00AM
Visiting Hours: 8:00AM to 2:30PM on the following days at the location indicated.
|MEDIUM FACILITY VISIT DAYS
JANUARY 9, 15, 23, 29
FEBRUARY 6, 12, 20, 26
MARCH 6, 12, 20, 26
APRIL 3, 9, 17, 23
MAY 1, 7, 15, 21, 29
JUNE 4, 12, 18, 26
JULY 2, 10, 16, 24, 30
AUGUST 7, 13, 21, 27
SEPTEMBER 4, 10, 18, 24
OCTOBER 2, 8, 16, 22, 30
NOVEMBER 5, 13, 19, 27
DECEMBER 3, 11, 17, 31
|MINIMUM FACILITY VISIT DAYS
JANUARY 2, 8, 16, 22, 30
FEBRUARY 5, 13, 19, 27
MARCH 5, 13, 19, 27
APRIL 2, 10, 16, 24, 30
MAY 8, 14, 22, 28
JUNE 5, 11, 19, 25
JULY 3, 9, 17, 23, 31
AUGUST 6, 14, 20, 28
SEPTEMBER 3, 11, 17, 25
OCTOBER 1, 9, 15, 23, 29
NOVEMBER 6, 12, 20, 26
DECEMBER 4, 10, 18, 24
SATURDAY: REGISTRATION: 7:30am – 10:00am VISIT – 8:00am – 2:00pm
SUNDAY: REGISTRATION: 7:30am – 10:00am VISIT – 8:00am – 2:00pm
A maximum of 4 adults are permitted to visit. An adult visitor must accompany children. The definition of relative, as it relates to visiting children, is limited to mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother or sister of the child. Children must be under the control of the adult accompanying them at all times. Children are not permitted to play/run in the Fronthouse or the Visit Hall. Adult visitors with children that cannot be made to comply with the rules of the Visit Hall will be required to depart. This rule ensures that ALL visitors are afforded an equal opportunity to visit in a pleasant environment.
Children under court appointed care of an individual other than a relative, as stated above, may be allowed to enter the facility to visit providing proof of custody has been noted on the inmates Visit Card. This can be accomplished by the adult having custody bringing the Court Order with them and presenting it to the Registration Officer for notation on the Visit Card.
Adult visitors must possess CURRENT identification. Acceptable identification is limited to the following:
a)A current photo driver’s license
b)A current photo Welfare/Medicaid card
c)An employment photo ID Card which gives a physical description of the holder
d)A current passport
e)A Joint Connection photo ID card. No other form of identification is needed with this card.
There is NO SMOKING within the confines of Bayside State Prison.
In accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 10A:18-6.14, all visitors, their belongings and vehicles are subject to search while on the premises of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections.
Visitors who enter the premises of a facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and refuse to submit to a search shall be:
a)Banned from visiting an inmate committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections for 60 days and required to reapply in writing to the Administrator, Bayside State Prison for approval/disapproval of the reinstatement of visit privileges; and
b)Directed to immediately leave the premises of the facility under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections.
Bayside State Prison is a Zero Tolerance facility. As such a positive indication as a result of a canine search and/or scanning/testing device search is probable cause to believe that criminal activity has or is taking place and, the visitor shall be:
b)Subject to search and arrest; and
c)In accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code 10A:18-6.14, if a controlled dangerous substance is discovered on, in the possession of, or in the vehicles of the visitor, the visitor shall be permanently banned from visiting an inmate committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a correctional facility. Click on the following link to view the Visitor Dress Code requirements.
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