Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility

The Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility is an ICE detention center that is located in Elizabeth, New Jersey. This facility houses both male and female detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is a private detention facility that is managed by CoreCivic.

For information about an ICE detainee housed at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, (908) 282-5700 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. You will need to have the detainee's information ready when you call. Including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), any known aliases, their date of birth, and their country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility are as follows:

Male Detainees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday         5:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Tuesday, Thursday                         6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday                                          9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Sunday                                             9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Holidays                                          9:00 am to 3:45 pm

Female Detainees
Monday, Wednesday, Friday        9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday                        5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday                                         4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday                                            4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Holidays                                          4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

General Rules

All visitors must sign-in and show a valid photo ID prior to the visit. Space will be provided for coats and hats because they WILL NOT be permitted in the Contact Visitation area.

Visitors are not allowed to bring items into the visiting room or pass items to a detainee. Before visiting your detainee, you will be subject to a search of your person and an inspection of your belongings. You must also successfully pass through a metal detector. If you refuse to cooperate with search procedures your visit will be denied.

No firearms or weapons of any kind are permitted. No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Free public parking is available in the parking lot across the street from the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility. “CCA Visitor Parking” signs indicate available parking spots.

Dress Code

All visitors must be properly dressed and adhere to the following dress code:  

  • Shorts must cover customarily covered areas of the anatomy, including the buttocks and crotch area, both when standing and sitting. Shorts no higher than mid-thigh are acceptable.
  • Short-shorts, jogging shorts, cut-offs, and other obviously inappropriate short garments are prohibited.  
  • Shirts and dresses shall extend to mid-thigh, seated. Slits in skirts and dresses may rise no higher than mid-thigh, seated.  
  • Sheer (see-through) or extremely tight clothing is prohibited. Tops that expose the shoulders and midriffs are not permitted. 
  • Examples of prohibited clothing items include, but are not limited to; bare midriffs, tube tops, strapless tops, and swimsuits.  
  • Coats, jackets, hooded sweatshirts, zip up/button sweatshirts and hats are not permitted. Space will be provided for coats and hats as they are NOT permitted in the visitation area.  
  • Shirts must be worn at all times. Muscle shirts, bare midriff shirts and sleeveless shirts are prohibited.  
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.  
  • Gang “colors'' and other gang displays are prohibited.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit their clients at any time between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm, seven days a week.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals daily, at any time. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

The ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility can be reached by calling (908) 282-5700.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Physical Address
Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility
625 Evans Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
United States

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/18feHSHvmiQ6nEYC8

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (908) 352-3776
Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility: (908) 282-5700
Field Office Main Phone: (973) 645-3666

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
625 Evans Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
United States

When sending a detainee mail through the US Postal Service, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility does not read incoming detainee mail, but they do screen it for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility are not allowed to receive care packages. However, a detainee is allowed to receive items that are necessary for travel or release from agency custody. Before sending a package to a detainee, contact the mail officer for approval at:

(908) 659-3104
625 Evans Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, you are not allowed to send electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.).

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee directly at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, but if you need to leave a detainee an urgent message, you can call (908) 282-5700.

Your message must include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

Detainees at Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility are allowed to have funds sent to them through one of the following methods:  

  • CoreCivic's bank lockbox
  • Western Union transfer services

Bank Lockbox

Funds received must be in the form of a money order or cashier check made payable to the detainee. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted. Checks made out to multiple parties and foreign currency will not be accepted. Send the funds to:

Inmate Last Name, First Name, Commissary Number
Facility: EDC
P. O. Box 16545
Atlanta, GA 30321-0545

All incoming funds must clearly indicate the detainee's name and identification number.  Funds received at the company’s bank lockbox may not have any other documents included in the envelope. Other documents or personal items received at the company’s lockbox will be destroyed. 

Western Union  

You can send money via Western Union by using the Internet, by phone, or by a Walk-in Cash Payment. The website is www.westernunion.com/corrections. The number for phone quick collect is 1-800-634-3422. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When a detainee in ICE custody is placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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