The state of New Jersey has two federal prisons to hold felons that broke federal laws while inside New Jersey state boundaries. Each federal facility in New Jersey is listed below with details as to security level, number of inmates, and demographics.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government agency in charge of all federal prisons and all New Jersey federal prison inmate records. They have an extensive website with a page for each facility with details on visitation, tips for family and friends, directions, and information about inmate phone calls. They also have an inmate locator feature that allows the public to perform a New Jersey federal prison inmate search at any time.
The FOB says it is “an agency like no other.” Their vision statement reads: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They supervise 177,300 inmates with a recidivism rate of 34% and a staff of 35,998 employees.
There are two federal prisons in New Jersey, and they are both owned and operated by the FOB.
FCI Fairton is a medium security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp and a detention center. They supervise 1,126 male inmates (1,014 at the FCI and FDC and 112 at the camp). Visitation at this facility has been suspended until further notice.
FCI Fort Dix is a low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp. They have 3,872 male inmates there (3,571 at the FCI and 301 at the camp). They allow visitation on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Matthew Guglielmetti Jr - famed crime boss of the New England Patriarca crime family. He was found guilty of drug trafficking and served ten years. He was released in 2014.
Richard Goldberg - serial child molester who was featured on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List. He was found and captured in 2007, and he was later moved to FMC Devens.
Buddy Cianci - was the mayor of Providence RI, convicted in 2002 for racketeering and taking bribes. He served four years and was released in 2007.