Union County Jail & Prison

Find Union County New Jersey jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Bergen County Juvenile Detention Center 1075 Edward Street Linden NJ 07036 908-523-1583


East Jersey State Prison 1100 Woodbridge Road Rahway NJ 07065 732-499-5010

Linden City Jail 301 North Wood Avenue Linden NJ 07036 908-474-8500

Plainfield City Jail 200 East 4th Street Plainfield NJ 07060 908-753-3131

Union County Jail 15 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth NJ 07202 908-558-2600

Union County Jail 15 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth NJ 07202 908-558-2610

Union County Juvenile Detention Center 1075 Edward Street Linden NJ 07036 908-527-4808

About Jails & Prisons

Do Prison inmates work?

Federal Prison inmates and some State Prison inmates are required to work unless they have a medical restriction. Inmates who are participating in educational or treatment programs, or inmates who are considered a security risk, may receive an exemption from work requirements.

How can victims of a crime learn when an inmate is being released?

Most states have a Victim Services Unit or similar agency that can provide information on the release of inmates. In some cases, a petitioner may also be notified of parole hearings.

What is Good Conduct Time?

Good Conduct Time refers to time that can be deducted from an inmate's sentence as a result of good behavior. Though the actual formula for calculating Good Conduct Time is complex, a commonly used rule of thumb is that a year of good behavior can reduce a sentence by roughly 54 days.