Union County Jail, NJ Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

908-558-2600, 908-558-2610
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207
Union County Jail

In Elizabeth, New Jersey is where you will be able to find the Union County Jail. The Union County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Union County Jail.

The Union County Sheriff’s Department operates the Union County Jail day to day operations. Inmates that are awaiting trial and waiting to be sentenced are held in this facility. Most of the inmates that are held in this facility are held for less than a year. 

The Union County Jail serves all the cities within the county limits, as well as the counties surrounding it as well, if/when needed.

How to Find Someone in Union County Jail

The Union County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Union County Jail. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility. That is what the Union County Sheriff’s Department does.

The Union County Jail has its jail roster with their current arrests available to the general public by the Union County Sheriff’s Department. This database can be found on the Union County Sheriff’s Department official website.

Using the information listed below you will be able do a Union County inmate search:

  • Inmate's First Name
  • Inmate's Middle Name
  • Inmate's Last Name
  • D.O.B.
  • Date Released
  • Date Booked

You will be able to see the information listed below when doing a successful inmate search:

  • Inmate Full Name
  • Address
  • Booking Number
  •  
  • Description
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • SO Number
  • Date Released
  • Description
  • Facility

You will not be able to see the inmate's mugshots in this database.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Union County Jail inmates are allowed to get written letters in the mail from their family and friends. For safety reasons all incoming mail gets examined before it gets handed out to the correct inmates. 

There are numerous items that you are not allowed to send to the jail when you are sending things along with your letters. The items that are not allowed to be sent to the jail are listed below: 

•    Gang Related Material
•    Plastic
•    Metal
•    Music Cards
•    Confetti
•    Glitter
•    Ribbons
•    String
•    Perfume
•    Lipstick/Lip Gloss/Chapstick
•    Polaroids
•    Envelopes
•    Stamps
•    Writing Paper
•    Pens
•    Pencils
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

The Union County Jail mailing address for inmates is listed below: 

INMATE’S FIRST & LAST NAME
Inmate’s Cell Location and SO Number
Union County Jail
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

Sending Money

In order for inmates at the Union County Jail to make purchases, they will need their account funded. There are several different ways you can fund an inmate's account if you would like to do so. 

First, a money order can be sent to the address listed below. Make sure you make all money orders payable to the inmate's name. 

INMATE’S FIRST & LAST NAME
Inmate’s Cell Location and SO Number
Union County Jail
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

Money orders are the only thing that can be sent in the mail to fund an inmate's account.

At Union County Jail lobby there is a kiosk that you can use to deposit funds into an inmate's account. The kiosk accepts cash, credit and debit cards. 1$ bill are not accepted at the kiosk and the kiosk does not make change either.  

Funds can be deposited by logging onto www.smartdeposit.com. The inmate’s SO number will be needed to use this service. This service also has a charge that starts at $2.95.

By calling 908-558-2600, 908-558-2610 you will be able to deposit funds as well. The inmate’s SO number will be needed for this service as well. This service also has a charge that starts at $4.  Keep in mind there is a fee that starts at $4.

There are a minimum of $5 and a maximum of $200 per transaction per week with all the services listed above.

Phone calls

The Union County Jail inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends. The inmates are limited to 15-minute phone calls. The call will get terminated as soon as the 15-minutes is over.  

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are forbidden for the inmates to use. If an inmate is caught using any of these features the call will get disconnected and disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

The Union County Jail inmates are allowed to only make collect phone calls. You will only be able to receive a collect call from an inmate from a landline phone. However, you will not be able to receive any collect calls from a mobile phone. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for and all fees associated with the collect calls. The Union County Jail is not accountable for any and all charges associated with the collect calls.  

Email

The Union County Jail inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates do not have a way to keep in touch with friends and family using any electronic messaging systems.  You will need to send them a written letter to the address listed above if you would like to keep in touch with an inmate in the Union County Jail

Visiting Rules

The Union County Jail inmates are allowed to have visitations. All visitations are video visitations. You will only be able to see the inmate on a screen. 

Inmates in the housing area are provided with the proper resources to have a video visitation with their friends and family.

You will be required to show either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport before you are allowed to visit.

You will need to arrive no less than 15 minutes before your scheduled visitation time. You will not be allowed to visit without making an appointment. You can schedule your visitation appointment here.

Union County Jail Sheriff's Office

Address: 106 E Union StLiberty, IN 47353
Phone: (765) 458-5194

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Union County Jail
15 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ, 07207

Union County Jail Information

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

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
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

All visitations must be scheduled. All inmate in good standing are allowed visitors. Keep in mind that all visits need to be scheduled.

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