State of New Jersey
       
Department of Corrections
"Protecting Public Safety by Changing Offender Behavior"
Acting Commissioner
                         Victoria L. Kuhn, Esq.
NJDOC

New Jersey Administrative Code title 10A

The New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) is an official publication of the State of New Jersey. The N.J.A.C. contains all effective rules adopted by State agencies and filed with the Office of Administrative Law pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq., and the Office of Administrative Law Rulemaking Rules, N.J.A.C. 1:30. The rules of the Department of Corrections are established within N.J.A.C. Title 10A, Corrections. The N.J.A.C. is published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 1275 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204.

The New Jersey Register (N.J.R.) is an official periodical publication containing notices of proposed rules and rules adopted by State agencies pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq. The N.J.R. is issued twice monthly by LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 1275 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204, under the direction of the Office of Administrative Law.

You can also view the N.J.A.C. Title 10A or the N.J.R. through LexisNexis. The publications at LexisNexis are updated quarterly.

Submit a petition - Please refer to N.J.A.C. ยง 10A:1-1.2, Procedure to petition for rulemaking, for further details about the rulemaking process and the required contents of a petition for rulemaking.

Current Rule Proposals & Notices Date
Notice of Readoption, Inmate Orientation and Handbook, N.J.A.C. 10A: 8 October 18, 2021
Notice of Adopted Amendments: Compassionate Release, N.J.A.C. 10A:16-1.3, 16-8.6 through 8.8 September 20, 2021
Notice of Proposed Amendments: Inmate Records and Information Sharing by County Correctional Facilities, N.J.A.C. 10A:31-6.8 September 20, 2021
Joint Notice of Readoption with Technical Changes and Recodification: N.J.A.C. 10A:35 and 10:36A as 8:131 September 7, 2021
Notice of Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:4-1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 9.5, 9.11, 9.13, 9.14, 9.17, 9.18, 9.24, 9.25, 11.2, 11.7, 4-2.3 4-3.3, 4-1.2, 4-1.4, 4-2.2 and 10A:16-14 May 17, 2021
Notice of Adopted Recodification with Amendments, New Rules, Amendments and Repeals, Close Custody, N.J.A.C. 10A:4-10.1 as 10A:5-6.1 and 10A:5-2.28 as 1.3 and 9.3 as 3.1, N.J.A.C. 10A:5-2.11, 4, 8, 9, 10.1, N.J.A.C. 10A:5-1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.22, and 7.1 and N.J.A.C. 10A:4-10.2 through 10.18; and 10A:5-1.2, 1.4, 2.12 through 2.27, 2.29, 2.31, 3, 5.6 through 5.21, 5.23, and 5.24 May 3, 2021
Notice of Adopted Amendments and Repeals, Classification Process: N.J.A.C. 10A:9-1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.13, 2.14, 3.1, 3.13, 3.14, 4.6, 4.7, 5.2, 7.3, and N.J.A.C. 10.2, 9-1.2 and 1.4 May 3, 2021
Notice of Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:31-16.1, 16.6, 16.10, 16.12, 16.14, 17.1, 17.2, 18.1, 18.2, and 18.4 May 3, 2021
Notice of Proposed Amendments, New Rules and Repeals, Compassionate Release: N.J.A.C. 10A:16-1.3 , 16-8.6, 8.7, and 8.8 and :16-8.5 May 3, 2021
Notice of Proposed Amendments, Earn Your Way Out: N.J.A.C. 10A:9-5.1, 5.2, and 6.2 May 3, 2021
Notice of Readoption: Inmate Hygiene and Grooming; Use of Tobacco Products; Inmate Identification Photographs; Housekeeping and Sanitation; Clothing, Bedding, and Laundry: N.J.A.C. 10A:14 May 3, 2021
Archived Rule Proposals & Notices Date or Size
Adopted New Rules Inmate Abuse Reporting and Investigation: N.J.A.C. 10A:7 November 16, 2020
Adopted Amendments COHQ Reviews for Reduced Custody Status and RCP Participation N.J.A.C. 10A:1-2.3, 10A:9-3.1 and 3.12, 10A:20-4.1 through 4.5, and 10A:20-4.8 through 4.13 November 16, 2020
Notice of Proposed Amendments, New Rules and Repeals, Inmate Discipline: N.J.A.C. 10A:4-1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 9.5, 9.11, 9.13, 9.14, 9.17, 9.18, 9.24, 9.25, 11.2, and 11.7, 4-2.3 , 4-3.3 and 10A:16-14 , 4-1.2, 1.4, and 2.2 July 20, 2020
Notice of Proposed Amendments and Repeals, Classification Process: N.J.A.C. 10A:9-1.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.13, 2.14, 3.1, 3.13, 3.14, 4.6, 4.7, 5.2, 7.3, and 10.2, 9-1.2 and 1.4 July 20, 2020
Notice of Proposed Amendments, County Correctional Facilities: N.J.A.C. 10A:31-16.1, 16.6, 16.12, 17.2, and 18.2 July 20, 2020
Proposed New Rules, Amendments, Repeals and Recodification with Amendments, Close Custody Units: N.J.A.C. 10A:5-2.11, 4, 8, 9, 10.1, 10A:5-1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.22, and 7.1 10A:4-10.2 through 10.18 and 10A:5-1 July 2, 2020
Notice of Proposed New Rules Inmate Abuse Reporting and Investigation: N.J.A.C. 10A:7 94 kb
Notice of Proposed Amendments: COHQ Reviews for Reduced Custody Status and RCP Participation N.J.A.C. 10A:1-2.3, 10A:9-3.1 and 3.12, 10A:20-4.1 through 4.5, and 10A:20-4.8 through 4.13 65kb
Inmate Visit Privileges, Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:18-1.3 and 6.1 and 10A:31-3.1 and 20.3 and Adopted Repeal: N.J.A.C. 10A: 31-20.4 70kb
Notice of Proposed Amendments: Inmate Visit Privileges N.J.A.C. 10A:18-1.3, 18-6.1, 31-1.3 & 31-20.3184kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments N.J.A.C. 10A: 2, Fiscal Management8kb
Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:18-8.1 and 8.2, Inmate Telephone Calls46kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments N.J.A.C. 10A: 21, Reports56kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments N.J.A.C. 10A: 2, Fiscal Management 56kb
Notice of Readoption N.J.A.C. 10A: 4, Inmate Discipline 21kb
Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:18-8.1 and 8.2, Inmate Telephone Calls 21kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments : N.J.A.C. 10A: 31, Adult County Correctional Facilities 237kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 15, Tenure, Teachers and Other Professional Educators 7kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:16, Health Services 57kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:31, Adult County Correctional Facilities 67kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:15 Tenure, Teachers and Other Certified Professional Educators 231kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:16, Health Services. 127kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:12, Inmate Groups 8kb
Adopted Amendments and New Rule on Use of Body Imaging Scanning Equipment; N.J.A.C. 10A: 1-2.2, 3-5.5, 31-1.3, 31-8.3 and 31-8.8 127kb
Adopted Amendments on Restrictive Housing; N.J.A.C. 10A:1-1.1, 2.2; 10A:3-2.3; 10A:4-1.3, 1.4, 4.1, 5.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.7, 9.8, 9.17, 9.18, 9.21, 10.1, 10.3 through 10.6, 10.8, 10.10 through 10.15, 10.17, 10.18, 11.3, and 11.7; 10A:5-1.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, and 7.1; 10A:9-2.13, 4.8, and 4.9; 10A:14-1.7; and 10A:18-2.21, 3.11, 4.16, 5.9, and 6.5 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 22, Records 8kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:12, Inmate Groups 78kb
Proposed Amendments and New Rule on Use of Body Imaging Scanning Equipment; N.J.A.C. 10A: 1-2.2, 3-5.5, 31-1.3, 31-8.3 and 31-8.8 28kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 22, Records 37kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 17, Social Services 23kb
Proposed Amendments on Restrictive Housing; N.J.A.C. 10A:1-1.1, 2.2; 10A:3-2.3; 10A:4-1.3, 1.4, 4.1, 5.1, 7.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.7, 9.8, 9.17, 9.18, 9.21, 10.1, 10.3 through 10.6, 10.8, 10.10 through 10.15, 10.17, 10.18, 11.3, and 11.7; 10A:5-1.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, and 7.1; 10A:9-2.13, 4.8, and 4.9; 10A:14-1.7; and 10A:18-2.21, 3.11, 4.16, 5.9, and 6.5 194kb
Notice of Jointly Proposed Amendments and New Rule: N.J.A.C. 13:91, Transfer of Waived Juveniles to the New Jersey Department of Corrections 115kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 17, Social Services 133kb
Notice of Extension of Comment Periods for Certain Notices of Proposal 13kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 20, Residential Community Programs 7kb
Notice of Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: N.J.A.C. 10A:3-5.6 and 10A:34-3.3, Pat Search 67kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:5, Close Custody Units 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:1, Administration, Organization and Management 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:10, Interjurisdictional Agreements and Statutes 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 18 and 10A: 3-6.6, Mail, Visits and:Telephone & Contraband and the Disposition of Contraband 59kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 20, Residential Community Programs 56kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:1, Administration, Organization and Management 142kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:10, Interjurisdictional Agreements and Statutes 87kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A: 18 and 10A: 3-6.6, Mail, Visits and:Telephone & Contraband and the Disposition of Contraband 112kb
Notice of Readoption: N.J.A.C. 10A:19, News Media and Public Information Dissemination 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:9, Classification Process 60kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:5, Close Custody Units 209kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:3, Security and Control 8kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C.10A: 24, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs 59kb
Readoption with Amendments and New Rule: N.J.A.C. 10A:34 New Jersey Municipal Detention Facilities 78kb
Notice of Joint Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10:36A and 10A:35, Special Treatment Units 11kb
Notice of Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:9, Classification Process 285kb
Notice of Availability of Funds Purchase of Residential Community Release Program Services 58kb
Notice of Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10A:14, Inmate Hygiene and Grooming 61kb
Notice of Proposal: N.J.A.C. 10A:3, Security and Control 89kb
Notice of Adoption: N.J.A.C. 13:91, Transfer of Adjudicated Delinquents to the New Jersey Department of Corrections 181kb
Notice of Proposal: N.J.A.C. 10A:24, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs 116kb
Notice of Proposal: N.J.A.C. 10A:34, New Jersey Municipal Detention Facilities 169kb
Notice of Readoption: N.J.A.C. 10A:8, Inmate Orientation and Handbook 9kb
Jointly Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 10:36A and 10A:35, Special Treatment Units 108kb
Inmate Hygiene and Grooming 108kb
Eligibility for Cash or Remission of Time from Sentence 69kb
Classification Process 16kb
Public and Inmate Information Requests; Public Access to Information 8kb
Petitions Date
Notice of Action of Petition for Rulemaking Fiscal Management, Limitations on Packages, Function of the Inmate Liaison Committee and Correctional Facility/Unit Chaplaincy and Religious Issues Committee N.J.A.C. 10A:2-11, 10A:18-5.2, 10A:12-3.1, and 10A:17-6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7 April 6, 2020
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking on Packages, Inmate Liaison Committee, and Chaplaincy, etc. N.J.A.C. 10A:2-11, 10A:12-3.1, 10A:17-6.4, 6.5, 6.6, and 6.7, and 10A:18-5.2 January 21, 2020
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking, Contact Visitation for Incarcerated Persons at N.J.A.C. 10A: 1-2.2 and 31-3.14 November 19, 2018
Notice of Action on Petition for Rulemaking, Definition of Scanning Device and Self Defense at N.J.A.C. 10A: 1-2.2 and 4-9.13 December 5, 2016
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking, Definition of Scanning Device and Self Defense at N.J.A.C. 10A: 1-2.2 and 4-9.13 October 3, 2016
Notice of Action on Petition for Rulemaking, Post-Prehearing Detention Status; N.J.A.C. 10A:4  
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking Post-Prehearing Detention Status N.J.A.C. 10A:4  
Notice of Action of Petition for Rulemaking: Inmate Discipline; Prohibited Acts, N.J.A.C. 10A:4-4.1 January 20, 2015

Notice of Action of Petition for Rulemaking: Legal Photocopying Services; General Provisions, N.J.A.C. 10A:6-2.5(a)

January 20, 2015
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking: Inmate Discipline; Prohibited Acts, N.J.A.C. 10A:4-4.1 January 5, 2015
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking: Legal Photocopying Services; General Provisions, N.J.A.C. 10A:6-2.5(a) December 1, 2014