Release Transportation Assistances
NJ DOC has formal procedures to ensure that offenders leaving the custody of the department are afforded the opportunity to purchase discount NJ transit bus and rail tickets. Prior to their release from custody every inmate is interviewed and offered the opportunity to purchased bus or rail tickets to aid in their transition into the community. Ticket prices are subject to change as set by the NJ Transit.
Get Your Vote Back Initiative
The goal of the initiative is to inform offenders of their legal right to vote once their sentence has expired. Offenders leaving custody at their maximum sentence expiration date can receive a voter registration kit are afforded the opportunity to register to vote prior to their release from custody. Offenders leaving custody under parole supervision may also request a Get Your Vote Back kit.
Who Am I?
The goal of the initiative is to inform assist offenders with obtaining the social security card and birth certificates prior to release. Under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Social Security Administration the department can assist offenders with obtaining a duplicate social security card. Strict federal guidelines apply therefore offenders are required to contact the social services department in their assigned facility to see if the qualify. Offenders can also receive assistance with applying to their birth certificates (all applicable fees apply). In addition to addressing issues pertaining to SSN Cards and Birth Certificates all NJDOC offenders are release with a temporary NJDOC ID card which they can use towards obtaining formal state identification.