Prison Overcrowding: New Jersey

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from New Jersey’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures 2007-2008

DOC COSTS

  • Annual budget – $933.1 million
  • Share of general fund -4.8%
  • Average annual cost per inmate – $38,700

DOC STAFF and POPULATION

  • Total department active personnel – 10,000
  • Total number of facilities -1 3
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction – 22,000
  • Released inmates per month – 1,200
  • Median length of sentence – 60 months
  • Median age – 33 years

PAROLE

  • Facilities – 13
  • Population – 15,000

OVERCROWDING QUICK FACTS

  • One in 35 adults is under correctional control in New Jersey

POINTS OF CONTACT

State of New Jersey
Department of Corrections
Whittlesey Road
PO Box 863
Trenton, NJ 08625
Mercer County
Telephone (609) 292-4036
Fax (609) 292-9083

Organization of DOC Executive Staff, view here.

HELPFUL LINKS

New Jersey Department of Corrections
Report 2009

See also:

New Mexico Prison Overcrowding