Ocean County Jail

 Ocean County Jail NJ

Ocean County Jail

Physical Address:
Ocean County Jail
120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, New Jersey 08754

Administrator:  Theodore J. Hutler Jr.

Telephone: (732) 929-2043

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name and ID number
Ocean County Jail
120 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08754

Inmate Mail

To send an inmate corespondence please write the the inmate mailing address above.  To send a book or magazine be sure to include the inmates name and ID and use the address above.  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.

All packages that come from the outside and not from the above link will be refused.

Sending Funds to an inmate

VIA US MAIL:  If you wish to deposit money into an inmate's account, you may include a money order, made out in the inmate's name, with any correspondence you send to the inmate.  Do not send cash or checks.


IN PERSON:  Cash and money orders may be dropped off for deposit into an inmate's account at any time.


Processing Fee and User Fee Notification

A Processing Fee and a User Fee has been authorized by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders on a Resolution dated December 18, 1996.

Beginning Feb. 1, 1997, inmates committed to this facility will be charged an initial Processing Fee of $25.00 and a daily User Fee of $10.00 per day.

To do an inmate search

A searchable database of currently incarcerated inmates may be accessed at this link:



Visiting Hours


Last name beginning with A-F
    Monday              6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Last name beginning with G-L
    Tuesday             6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Last name beginning with M-R
    Wednesday        6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Last name beginning with S-Z
    Thursday            6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Last name beginning with A-L
        8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Last name beginning with M-Z
        8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
        1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Inmates are ineligible for visits during the first 72 hours of incarceration.
Inmates are permitted one visit per visiting day.  Please attempt to coordinate your visits with the inmate to avoid being turned away.  Additional restrictions on visits may be in effect due to inmate custody status or security concerns.

Visiting Procedures
All visitors will be required to register for visiting at the Public Information Office
Visitors will be required to properly identify themselves with a government issued identification including drivers license, passport, photo id, or birth certificate. Visitors under 18 must present a government issued photo ID.
 Visitors must register on the Inmate Visitor Registration Sheet giving the following information:
    1.         Full Name
    2.         Address
    3.         Inmates name and relationship to inmate

    All visitors are subject to search prior to entering the visiting area.
    Visitors must be here and signed up to see the inmate in enough time to be able to complete the visit before visiting hours terminate.  This must also take into consideration any waiting time that may be involved.  Visiting times will end on schedule.

    The time and date the visitor commences the visit shall be recorded in the visitation log by the officer in the visiting area.

    At the termination time of the visit, the officer shall enter the time on the visitation log.

    There are no rest room facilities available on the first floor visitor reception area or in the secured area of the jail.

    During visiting hours, cash and money orders may be deposited into an inmate's account at the Public Information Office.

Rules for Visitors

    No personal items may be brought into the visiting area including jewelry, women’s purses, outwear, etc.  Lockers are provided to secure personal effects during visits.

    No weapons or contraband such as (CDS) will be permitted inside security.  Discovery of any of the above items will not be ignored and an appropriate decision will be made by the Officer-in-Charge on how the matter will be handled.

    Visitors must comply with all instructions from jail staff.  Any incident of disrespect will result in denial of the visit.  Reports and/or log entries of the incident must follow if such an incident occurs.

    Smoking is prohibited by anyone during the visiting process.

    Alcoholic beverages and food will not be brought into the jail.

    All visitors will present themselves in a manner so as to not overtly offend other visitors by abuses of language, inappropriate actions, or attire.

    Visitors will restrict booth entry to one adult at a time.  Small children in need of supervision will be viewed as an exception and the children must be closely supervised by the parent or guardian at all times.

    Minors must be accompanied by an adult of association.

    The Public Information Officer must report any conduct or problems observed in the first floor visiting area to the OIC. No person or group of visitors will interfere with the overall institution objective of the smooth and orderly running of the visiting process.  Both the conduct and size of the group are issues to be considered.

    A visit may be terminated at any time by the OIC whenever the conduct of the visitor or the inmate is not conductive to the security, tranquility, and good order of the facility or when it would be appropriate to do so under guidelines established in the institution general emergency procedures.

    Adjustments to established regulations should be left to the discretion of the OIC.

    Former inmates of this facility shall not be allowed a non-contact visit for at least one year after their release date.  Persons who have been incarcerated in this facility shall not be allowed a contact visit under any circumstances regardless of when they were incarcerated.  Extraordinary circumstances may be appealed to the Warden for reconsideration in these cases.

    Persons who have been incarcerated in any state prison facility shall not be allowed to visit in this institution for at least one year after their release date.  Any person who has served state prison time shall not be permitted a contact visit in this facility.

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Clothing when transferred to rehab

My niece is being transferred to Straight and Narrow Paterson N.J. tomorrow I would like to bring clothes to the jail for her to take with her. Please let me know what to do.


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