New Jersey

The table below displays aggregate COVID-19 data for incarcerated people and staff in carceral facilities located in New Jersey. The State DOC Data Grade represents our assessment of the transparency and quality of those data reported by New Jersey's state department of corrections.

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Cumulative CasesActive CasesCumulative DeathsTests
Incarcerated PeopleCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons4,8062,606----5329----
Federal Prisons2,0324,78300373,8689,105
ICE Detention Centers1812,92911600----
State and Local Youth Facilities----------------
StaffCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10kCountPer 10k
State Adult Prisons3,178--------------
Federal Prisons----7--0------
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Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution

Federal Prisons

1,749--

South Woods State Prison

State Adult Prisons

1,127252

Bayside State Prison

State Adult Prisons

562131

Garden State Youth Correctional Facility

State Adult Prisons

555190

Adult Diagnostic And Treatment Center

State Adult Prisons

410153
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Map of New Jersey with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

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870

1.7k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting & Quality GradeF

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in New Jersey. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of June 14, 2021.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    By facility

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    Systemwide only

Data reporting for staff
  • Cumulative Cases

    By facility

  • Cumulative Deaths

    None

  • Active Cases

    None

  • Tests Administered

    None

  • Population

    None

  • Vaccinations

    Systemwide only

Data quality
  • Machine Readable

    No

  • Regularly Updated

    No

  • Clearly Defined

    No

  • Contextualized Historically

    No

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)DateOverall population reduction/ total # of releasesPopulation prior to releasesKnown facility capacityRelease detailsSource
New JerseyStatewide prisonsGovernor4/24/20205420000Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
New JerseyStatewide prisonsNJ Legislature11/4/20202200Short remaining sentence
State-wideState-wide4/15/202013618933
State-wideState-wideCourts4/15/2020697Parole/probation violation, Minor offenses
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Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Hudson County Correctional CenterHudson3/23/2020ICE DetaineesHunger Strike Sanitation improvements
Passaic County JailPaterson4/4/2020Incarcerated folks at Passaic County JailUprising/Protest–InternalExternal
Southern State Correctional FacilityCumberland4/9/202063 incarcerated folks at Southern State Correctional FacilityUprising/Protest–InternalExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
StatewideStatewide3/20/2020Immigrants detained by ICE in Essex County, Bergen County, Elizabeth, and Hudson County Correctional FacilitiesHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements