Union County Jail, NJ Inmate Search, Mugshots, Prison Roster

Updated on: November 23, 2021
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908-558-2600, 908-558-2610
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

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Union County Jail has two facilities where inmates live in Union County. Union County’s main jail houses 1100 inmates and has the capacity to employ them for various jobs. The Union County Jail is the only county-operated work camp in New Jersey, providing some of the manual labor workforce in the county. All facilities offer re-entry programs, as well as academic opportunities to pursue G.E.D. or life skills training.


Union County Jail Prison Information

Jail Name Union County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207
Contact Numbers 908-558-2600, 908-558-2610
City Elizabeth
Postal Code 7207
State New Jersey
County Union County
Jail Webpage website

Union County Sheriffs Department

Sheriff Peter Corvelli
Address 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 07202
Phone 908-527-4450
Fax 908-527-4490
Email [email protected]
Website website

Inmate Resources for Family and Friends

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Inmate Search

To lookup an inmate in Union County Jail, there is a database on the jail’s website where one can find information on inmates. Search results can be narrowed by entering the inmate’s first/last name or booking date. Information displayed includes the inmate’s name, booking date, and number, bond and mugshot.

Sending a Mail

Inmates are allowed to be mailed letters, written on plain sheets of paper and including 4x6 photographs. Anything else in the envelope will be considered contraband, including money, stamps, newspaper/magazine clippings, craft items (glue, glitter, etc), and anything besides paper letter and photos.

Letters should be sent to:
Inmates full name and housing assignment
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

Inmates are not allowed to be mailed packages, although family and friends can order them items and goods through iCare, including various apparel, packaged foods, electronics, and hygienic products.

Sending Money

Inmates need money in their accounts for a variety of things. There is a one-time admission fee of $20 for clothing and linens, as well as a daily $3 fee for food. To pay for these things, any funds in an inmate’s account will be taken out. Inmates who work in jail will have the daily fee waived.

Inmates also need money to pay for making phone calls, sending letters, and to buy items at the commissary store.

Money can be put into an inmate’s account in two ways. One is that funds in the form of a money order can be mailed to an inmate at:

Inmate Trust Fund for (Inmate's Name, Inmate’s #)
Union County Jail C/O Inmate Accounts
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

Another option is to deposit funds through cash or credit card at a kiosk machine in the Central Booking and Detention Facility and at the Video Visitation Center.

Phone Calls

Inmates in Union County Jail can make phone calls, a service hosted through CenturyLink. Family and friends receiving calls can make an account and keep funds loaded on it to receive calls on landlines or cell phones.

The rate of calling varies between in-state and intrastate calling, as well as between prepaid calls, collect calls and prepaid debit calls. The lowest call rate for in-state, prepaid calls is $0.15/minute. The highest rate is $0.25/minute for interstate calls. International calls are prohibited.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Union County Jail are allowed video visitation. This type of interaction with inmates is highly encouraged. Inmates are usually allowed three 40-minute visits per week, if not more based on good behavior. Each visit can include up to two visitors at a time.

Friends and family can schedule a visit either at a kiosk in the jail lobby or online by creating an account. All visits must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

As with in-person visits, there are regulations that visitors must follow. When going to the video visitation facility, visitors should only bring their identification with them and arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Do not bring cell phones or any other items except a car key. Dress as you would for an in-person visit – appropriate and modest attire is required. Clothing should cover shoulders, stomach and the top half of the leg and should not contain crude or profane words or images.

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

How Often Can I Visit?

Inmates are allowed to have three visits per week at minimum. Each visit can be with the same people, if desired.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Union County Prison Statistics

Union County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 11
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison -
Jail Population Held for State Jail 2
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies -
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail -
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Union County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 471
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 72
Native Jail Population 1
Latino Jail Population 135

Union County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population -
Other Prison Population 77
Latino Prison Population 160
Asian Prison Population 5
White Prison Population 222
Black Prison Population 1,153

Union County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 5,395
Male Jail Population 637
Total Jail Population 723
Female Jail Population 55

Union County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 627
Female Pretrial Jail Population 63
Male Pretrial Jail Population 647

Union County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 562
Black Prison Admissions 361
Other Prison Admissions 62
Native Prison Admissions -
Latino Prison Admissions 19
White Prison Admissions 120
Male Prison Admissions 536
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 26

Union County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 59
Total Prison Population 1,617
Male Prison Population 1,558