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Correctional FacilityInmate Visitation/Information
The inmate locator is a database that contains information about each inmate currently housed in the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility (KDCF).
The Bureau of Corrections updates this information continuously, however, because it can change quickly, the information provided via the locator may not reflect the true status of an inmate.
The number of visitors an inmate may have per scheduled visiting day is dependent upon an inmate's classification. Inmates classified as work assigned inmates are permitted up to four visitors per scheduled visiting day. All other inmates are permitted no more than three visitors per scheduled visiting day.
Inmate visitation days are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Male inmate visiting days are either Saturday or Sunday which is determined by the inmate’s housing unit. Female inmate visitation is on Saturdays only. Special/restricted housing status inmates visitation is on Wednesday.
Visits by an inmate's attorney or from the ministry may be approved by the undersheriff or his designee with advanced notification; a separate area may be provided to insure privacy.
All visitors must register for visiting with the lobby officer. Registration times for Wednesday are 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Weekend registration times are 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for the morning sessions and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for the afternoon sessions. No one will be allowed to visit unless they have registered during the specified time periods. All visitors will be assigned a time for their visit during registration; if you miss your scheduled visiting time you will not be allowed to reschedule your visit.
Special/restricted status housing unit inmates
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
4th floor male left side
4th floor female right side
Male inmates: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Female inmates: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5th floor left side
5th floor right side including SWAP inmates
7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Note: Medical lock-ins do not get visits.
If you are not on a visitation list, you will not be allowed access to the facility.
- Inmates are allowed to have up to fifteen names placed on their visitation list. Only the individuals whose names appear on said list will be permitted to visit the inmate.
- Facility staff will not divulge the names of those persons on any inmate's visitation list. It is up to the inmate to notify his/her visitors that they have been placed on his/her list.
- Juveniles who wish to visit their legal parent or guardian must be placed on the inmate's visitation list but do not count towards the allowed amount of visitors.
- Juveniles who wish to visit an offender who is not their legal parent or guardian must be placed on the inmate's visitation list and be accompanied by an adult whose name also appears on the visitation list. In this instance, the juvenile's name will be part of the fifteen allowed names.
All visitors must produce photo identification before being permitted to visit any inmate in the facility. Valid forms of photo identification include:
- driver's license
- military identification
- U.S immigration documentation
- state or federal government employee identification card
Failure to adhere to the following will be cause for denial of the visit:
- Shirts, shoes and underwear are mandatory.
- Shorts shall be no higher than mid-thigh and shall cover all customarily covered areas of the anatomy. Short-shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited.
- Bare midriffs, sleeveless shirts, muscle shirts, strapless tops, tube tops and swimsuits are prohibited.
- Sheer, see-through clothing is prohibited.
- For female visitors, skirts and dresses shall extend to mid-thigh, seated; slits in skirts and dresses shall rise no higher than mid-thigh, seated.
- Jackets are not permitted in the visiting area.
The following rules and regulations shall apply to all visitors:
- The KDCF reserves the right to limit the number of visitors during the visit and the right to prohibit contact visits for the safety and security of the institution, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 10A:31-20.3 and 10A:31-20.4.
- The name, complete address and relationship to inmate being visited will be recorded for every visitor, including juveniles. Failure to supply this information will result in the visit being denied.
- Former KDCF inmates are prohibited from visiting a current inmate until at least thirty days have passed from the date of their release.
- All visitors are subject to search of their person and belongings. It is recommended that personal belongings not be brought into the facility.
- If a visitor or inmate is found to be unruly in the visiting area, the visit will be immediately terminated and the visitor may be barred from future visits.
- Corrections officers may deny a request for visitation or terminate a visit if deemed necessary for security purposes.
- No electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, laptops and similar devices) may be brought into the facility.
- Visitors may not bring in or give any items to inmates. This prohibition includes but is not limited to food, medicine, mail, clothing, cards and/or packages.
- No food, gum chewing or drinks are allowed in the visiting area.
The KDCF has strict procedures that must be followed for the safety and security of staff and inmates.
- 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 mail will be opened and inspected for contraband.
- Inmates may purchase letter writing materials through the commissary. If an inmate lacks funds, he/she will be provided with materials on a limited basis.
- Mail sent to inmates must be mailed to the following address with the inmate’s name and CN# clearly indicated. If you do not know an inmate’s CN#, you may contact the Communications Center at 973.579.0875 for assistance:
Inmate’s Name and CN#
Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility
41 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
- Inmates are not permitted to receive cash, money orders, stamps, envelopes, writing paper, video tapes, compact discs, cassette tapes, clothing (without prior approval), letters with affixed stickers, Polaroid photos, any papers with a foreign substance (lipstick, crayons, etc.) or anything deemed obscene by current laws or court decision. Mail which contains unauthorized materials will be returned to the sender.
- The only reading materials accepted through the mail are newspapers, books and magazines mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore to the inmate.
- If an inmate is no longer at our facility, correspondence will be returned to the sender.
Inmates have access to telephones whenever they are out of their cells, generally between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- The inmate phone system is for outgoing collect calls only.
- 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. More information is available at the AdvancePay web site.
- All phone calls may be monitored and/or recorded.
- Generally speaking, jail personnel do not normally pass along messages to inmates. Critical messages, such as the death of a child or parent, may be reported to the shift commander at 973.579.0875. The shift commander will decide what level of support services will be provided to the inmate as a result.
No personal items will be accepted for inmates at the facility.
- Inmates may request to 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 turn over personal property to their visitor(s) on the inmate’s scheduled visiting day.
Inmates may receive funds in the following ways:
- Upon admission, inmates will deposit any money they have in their possession into an individual inmate account.
- Checks or money orders from other correctional facilities or government agencies will be deposited into an inmate’s account.
- Civilian deposits may be made to an inmate’s account through Access Corrections, an independent company which provides a secure way to deposit funds via the internet, telephone or lobby kiosk. Access Corrections charges a service fee, per transaction, based on the amount of money added.
Lobby Kiosk: 7 days a week/8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; cash, credit or debit card.
Telephone: Call toll-free 1.866.345.1884.
Internet: Visit http://www.accesscorrections.com/.
All bails, fines and similar payments accepted on behalf of an inmate at the correctional facility must be paid by cash, money order, certified check or cashier’s check.
Where to pay:
- Weekdays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.:
Pay at the Bail Unit located in the lower level of the courthouse complex.
- Nights, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weekends and holidays:
Pay at the correctional facility.
Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility
41 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
The facility is closed for the service of meals from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Jail Communications Center
Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program
973.579.0865, ext. 2307
Sheriff’s Work Assistance Program
973.579.0865, ext. 2308
973.579.0865, ext. 2309
973.579.0865, ext. 2315