Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
39 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860 • TEL: 973.579.0850 FAX: 973.579.7884
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AboutBureau of Corrections

Undersheriff: Matthew A. McCurry

The Bureau of Corrections is responsible for the care, custody and control of all inmates incarcerated at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. It employs 103 staff members, 85 of whom are sworn staff and 18 who provide administrative, medical and food services.

Corrections personnel maintain a direct supervision system and employ an efficient and innovative management system of accountability. For the past four years, the Bureau of Corrections has attained 100% compliance with the standards prescribed by the state for adult county correctional facilities.

Recognizing the need for innovation in these austere times, the bureau now offers video conferencing capabilities which allow for a safe and cost-effective way for certain criminal matters to be handled between the courts and incarcerated inmates. Use of this technology reduces the need to transport inmates from the KDCF to hearings scheduled in other venues and thus, reduces costs and frees up law enforcement resources.

The Bureau of Corrections also oversees two programs available to certain persons sentenced to a term of imprisonment in which the beneficiaries are local nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP) provides a safe alternative to incarceration for individuals sentenced for non-violent offenses. In lieu of serving time in jail, SLAP program participants perform a wide range of community service throughout Sussex County under the supervision of sheriff’s officers on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Sheriff’s Work Assistance Program (SWAP) is available to sentenced inmates who are a minimum security risk. These inmates work outside of the correctional facility during the day, doing work similar to that of SLAP participants.

Sheriff Michael Strada