Newark, New Jersey

Essex County Correctional Facility

Status

In use

2019

Type: Criminal (Prison or pretrial detention centre)

Authority: Government-local

Detains: Criminal detainees

Capacity

800

2018

Reported Population

Not available

Inadequate Conditions

Yes

2019

United States

323,591

Immigration detainees

44,270

Detained asylum seekers

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Contact Information
354 Doremus Ave Newark, NJ 07105 United States Tel: +1 973-274-7500
Center status

Status In use

2019

Status In use

2018

Status In use

2017

Status In use

2016

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2013
GDP facility typology

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2012
National typology

Name Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA)

2013
Operating period

Year of Entry 2011

Year Ceased

OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Management

Name Essex Corrections Department

Type Government-local

2017
Security Regime

Security Level Secure

2017
Maximum official detention period at facility

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2017
Demographics

Name Adult men

2017
Categories of detainees

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2017

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

Estimated capacity (administrative immigration detention facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 800

2018
Total number of detainees (year)

Number 2914

2012

Number 2644

2011

Number 3

2010
Average daily population

Number 679

2017

Number 640

2017

Number 533

2013

Number 254

2009

Number 42

2008
Inspection grade

Grade Minimum Standards (“Good,” “Acceptable,” or “Meets Standards”)

2009

Grade Minimum Standards (“Good,” “Acceptable,” or “Meets Standards”)

2007
Reports of adequate or inadequate conditions

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Hygiene

2019

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Food provision

2019

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Freedom of movement within facility

2019

Adequate or Inadequate? Inadequate

Detention centre conditions Outdoor exercise

2019
Reported deaths at this facility

Reported deaths? Yes

2016

Reported deaths? Yes

2015
Reports of attempted or successful suicides at this facility

Suicides Reported Yes

2015
Outsourced services and non-state actors
Armed guards
Reported overstays at facility
Estimated average detention period (days)
Gender segregation
Legal segregation
Family segregation
Age segregation
Capacity reserved for immigration detainees (criminal facility)
Occupancy rate
Reported population at a specific time
Reported overpopulation
Specially trained personnel
Mistreatment complaints
Access by international organizations, civil society, national institutions
Family access
Consular access

BUREAUCRATIC CHARACTERISTICS

Facility owner

State or Privately Owned Government

Name of Owner County

2017
Area of authority or operations

Area of Authority of Operations Newark Region (NEW)

2013
Custodial authority
Estimated cost per detainee day at facility (in USD)
Estimated annual facility budget (in USD)