Quality, Integrity, & Accountability in Community Corrections

December 8, 2020 - As of December 8, 2020 the New Jersey Department of Corrections is modifying certain activities due to increased COVID-19 cases within the community and NJDOC facilities.  These modifications include the suspension of the inmate visitation program until the Department commences the forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine program. 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

On October 9, 2020, The New Jersey Department of Corrections approved Outdoor Visitation for residents in the DOC Work Release and Treatment Programs at Kintock's Bridgeton and Newark facilities to begin on October 17th, 2020. Strict guidelines have been implemented to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the residents, staff, and visitors.

Resident visits must be pre-scheduled by the resident.

Monday through Friday there will be one morning visit session, 9:00AM-10:00AM.

Saturday and Sunday there will be six visit sessions, staggered between 11:00AM-5:00PM.

Visits will be held in the recreation yard at the facilities and may be canceled due to inclement weather.

To ensure social distancing, residents will only be permitted to have two adult visitors and two children at one time.

All visitors are required to wear masks (properly, with nose and mouth covered) at all times on Kintock property unless doing so would inhibit the individual's health. Masks will not be placed on:

  • Babies or children younger than two years old
  • Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious
  • Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without help.
  • A doctor's note is required for anyone above the age of two to be permitted visitation without a mask

All visitors must comply with standard Kintock visitor protocols, including searches, dress code, bag policy, etc. These protocols are located in the Client Information section of the website.

Facility staff will obtain a signed consent from each visitor at the time of the visit indicating that they are aware of the risk of exposure to COVID 19 during the visit and that they will strictly comply with the facility policies during visitation, and that the visitor will notify the facility if they test positive for COVID 19 or exhibit symptoms of COVID 19 within 14 days of the visit.

Visitors will provide a valid picture identification, have their temperature scanned and will be required to complete a COVID health screening questionnaire. Visitors with a temperature above 100.4∞ or those who answer "Yes" to any questions on the health screening will be denied entry.

There will be no physical contact of any sort allowed at any time between the resident and visitors.

Kintock will provide a large water cooler and disposable cups to the residents and visitors during the visit.

Sanitizer will be readily available in the recreation yard throughout every visit session.

Sanitizer will be located at the visitor and resident entry points to the yard as well as at the water cooler.

Each visit session will be 45 minutes in duration and immediately followed by a required 15-minute cleaning/sanitizing session.