|State of New Jersey
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act at the New Jersey Department of Corrections
Signed into federal law in 2003, PREA is designed to prevent, detect, and respond to incidences of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement facilities.
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations, it is the policy of the NJDOC to take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to non-English speakers and limited English proficient (LEP) individuals incarcerated or detained in or otherwise encountering NJDOC correctional facilities, programs, and activities.
These steps help to ensure that language shall not prevent staff from communicating effectively with LEP inmates, detainees, and others to ensure safe and orderly operations, and that limited English proficiency shall not prevent inmates, detainees, or others from accessing important programs and information; understanding rules; participating in proceedings; or gaining eligibility for parole, probation, treatment programs, alternatives to revocation, or favorable classifications.
Effective Monday, April 4, the NJDOC will reinstate visitation by appointment. The Department will utilize the New Jersey Department of Health color-coded COVID-19 Activity Level Report tracking COVID-19 across the state to determine whether visits will be held at a particular facility and what restrictions will be in place.
Red: Visit program will be temporarily suspended
Orange: Socially distanced outdoor non-contact visits only for fully vaccinated incarcerated persons.
Yellow : Socially distanced outdoor visits for all incarcerated persons. Fully vaccinated incarcerated persons are permitted to have contact with their visitors during visits, while the non-vaccinated are to be considered non-contact visits.
Green: Socially distanced indoor or outdoor visit for all incarcerated persons. Fully vaccinated incarcerated persons are permitted to have contact with their visitors during their visits, while the non-vaccinated are to be considered non-contact visits.
Please call the facility you intend to visit to make an appointment.