Bayside State Prison

Bayside Prison

Bayside State Prison

Physical Address:
4293 RT. 47

Administrator:  John Powell

Telephone:  856-785-0040

Inmate Mailing Address:
Bayside State Prison
P.O. Box F-1
Leesburg, New Jersey  08327

Inmate Mail

Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines and pictures. All books and magazines must be Paperback and must come directly from the following: 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.


Visiting Hours: 8:00AM to 2:30PM on the following days at the location indicated.

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
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.

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Visit Question

Hi my daughter's  father  was moved  to Bayside State Prison farm from Southern State Correctional Facility  and I would like to know if he has to put in a new visit list before I'm able to come see him. 

Southern State to Bayside Visiting List

No his visiting list follows him where ever he goes 

Visits with Children

I have a question about Bayside's Ancora Unit. I have called and kept being told to call Bayside in Leesburg and than I am told to contact Bayside @ Ancora. I was than refered to the DOC website which is a little confusing for me. My fiance is at Bayside Ancora Unit he asls for me to bring his son, who is not my child. His son's mother is on board with me bringing him and gave me his birth certificate. Will they allow me to bring his son to see him or deny us which is something I would not want to happen after traveling so far.

Thank you in advance.

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Visiting with Children

When visiting with a child that is your you need to bring a birth certificate, if traveling with a child that is not yours you usually need a form that must be notarized confirming that the parent is giving you permission to bring the child to a prison for visitation.  You will need to contact the institution directly to find out what their exact procedure is.


I no that you are aloud to have a maximum of 4 adults. But I don't no how many children can one adult bring? If there is 1 adult and 5 or 6 kids is that ok?


When visiting are visitors allowed to bring the inmates anything, for example sandwiches or food that can be consumed during the visit? Thanks.

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re: Bringing items to visitation

No, you cannot bring any items to give to the inmate at visitation, especially food.  Food can be purchased from the vending machines during visitation.

Cats on prison grounds left to starve because of recent ban

Please resume allowing Ally Cat Allies Volunteers to resume feeding the cats .  what gives you people the right to starve a colony of living things, much less animals that we keep as pets, to death? Your prison has nurtured and provided shelter to these cats for ten years and suddenly they are being slowly tortured by you. It is horrifying, sickening and completely heartbreaking to think of these cats and their plight, and your complete void of a humane bone in your body. You are disgusting and anyone who even hurts much less kills an animal especially for over a month deserves to feel exactly what these cats are having to endure at your primitive, cruel and torturous hands.

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Okay, I usually do not go off on people for posting things, however you have posted about these cats way too many times on this site and in way too many places.  First off are you aware that cats have recently been used to transport contraband and illegal substances into correctional facilities?  Furthermore we have no official relation to the institution and do not make any policy, so please do not refer to it as "Your prison".  What I find horrifying is that you expect the American taxpayers to not only pay to incacerate criminals, but to also pay to feed and care for their pets!  If you care so much about these animals why don't you travel to the United States from Norway and adopt all of them?

special visitation

Can an inmate receive special visitation from an immediate relative on different days if they are traveling over 200 miles?  Thanks



Hello.. I've have written to my cousin several times He is housed in F2. the address that was on the letter he sent me.. On this website the inmate mailing address say F1.. How can I find out if he is receiving my mail.. I've put his name, id with the po box f2 Along with the other information that appear in his letter but i have not received a response From him and it's been two months now.

Who to get in touch with contact n non contact visits

My name is christina . I went to see my husband today and they say he is in the system as non contact visit now I been going for 5 months now. So I wanted to no who to talk to to change it or how to no if the guard was lieing to me.

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Contact/Non Contact Visits

Try contacting his case worker, but remember visitation is a privilege and can be changed, removed, at anytime for any reason.  It is not likely that the guard would be lying to you.  Also there is no visitation during a lockdown, or other emergency situations.

Ok thank you.. n yes I no its

Ok thank you.. n yes I no its a privilege. I no that but he never been in trouble that's y I don't understand. But I'm trying to find ways to find out y it changed and hw to get back to seeing my husband. . But thank you

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