Northern State Prison



Northern State Prison New Jersey

Northern State Prison

Northern State Prison is located in Newark New Jersey, part of Essex County.  Offenders at this facility are of mixed custody levels, and range from minimum to close custody.  Inmates are housed in units according to their supervision needs.  Currently, Northern State Prison has a general population unit, administrative close supervision unit, therapeutic community unit, and special needs unit.  Inmates who are classified as minimum security can participate in community service activities.

Northern State Prison houses over 2,600 inmates.  Selected offenders can work within the Bureau of State Industries in a bedding and clothing shop located on prison grounds.  Offenders can receive a variety of programming from substance abuse treatment to a "Security Threat Group Management" which treats inmates who had gang affiliations.

Visiting Hours at Northern State Prison:

Visiting days and times at Northern State Prison will depend on what unit the inmate is housed in.  Inmates are allowed a maximum of four visitors (including children) at a time.

  • Main Compound inmates have visiting on:
    • Saturdays and Sundays from 8:45am-10:45am (registration from 7:45am-8:45am) and from 12:45pm-2:45pm (registration from 11:45am-12:45pm).
  • Infirmary inmates have visits on:
    • Sundays by appointment only from 8:30am-9:30am.
  • Non-contact visitation is by appointment only.  Call 973-465-0068 ext. 4204 on Fridays from 9:30am-3:30pm to schedule an appointment.  Visiting occurs on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
  • Minimum Unit inmates have visitation on:
    • Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-10:30am (registration from 8am-9:45am) and from 12:30pm-3pm (registration is from 12:30pm-2:15pm).
  • Administrative Close Supervision/Delta Unit have visits by appointment only.  Call 973-465-0068 ext. 4150 Mondays-Fridays 8am-2:15pm.  Visits occur on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5pm-6pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Physical Address:

Northern State Prison
168 Frontage Road
Newark, New Jersey 07114



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Northern State Prison
P.O. Box 2300
Newark, New Jersey 07114