Bayside State Prison

Bayside State Prison is a multi-security state prison for male inmates that is located in Leesburg, New Jersey. The facility is situated on approximately 1,148 acres of woods and farmland in rural South Jersey, approximately 17 miles south of Vineland/Millville. 

The prison complex consists of three operational units, which includes the farm, the medium facility, and a satellite unit at Ancora. The current population at Bayside State Prison is approximately 1,500 inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Bayside State Prison are on Saturdays and Sundays, and the schedule alternates between the farm and medium facility. To view a complete schedule, click here.

For complete visiting rules — and to view the dress code — click here.

Proper attire is required to enter the visiting room at Bayside State Prison. No more than four visitors can visit an inmate at one time, and you must bring a valid Photo ID. 

Physical Address

Bayside State Prison
4293 Rte 47
Leesburg, NJ 08327

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General Phone Number

​​​​​(856) 785-0040

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Bayside State Prison
P.O. Box F-1
Leesburg, New Jersey 08327

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Bayside State Prison can’t receive incoming calls, but they have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New Jersey, please click here.

How to Send Money

To send money to an inmate at Bayside State Prison, you must use JPay. Once you open a free account, you can send money to your inmate via their website, mobile app, or by telephone.

JPay is a self-help kiosk system where incarcerated individuals can access their funds, download digital books, programming, music, access stamps, send and receive electronic correspondence, and so much more. 

There is also a money order option with JPay. You must use their deposit slip and make the money order payable to JPay and mail it to:

P.O. Box 170770
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Money Order Deposit Form (English)
Money Order Deposit Form (Spanish)

Programs For Inmates

A full range of employment opportunities exists for the inmates at Bayside State Prison. Educational and vocational training, medical and dental care, psychiatric, psychological, and social services are also available and the facility also offers a variety of rehabilitation programs.

Thinking for a Change (T4C)

Thinking for a Change (T4C). T4C is a 10-week cognitive behavioral program, endorsed by the National Institute of Corrections as a best practice approach for reducing recidivism. 

Successful Transition and Reentry Series (STARS)

STARS is a 12-week release preparatory program designed to address each major re-entry barrier faced by the returning offender. Chapters include employment, housing, transportation, education, family reunification, finances, and others. The STARS curriculum also includes an inmate workbook titled Living on the Outside. STARS course provides offenders nearing their release, a structured and detailed approach to addressing each major re-entry barrier that ex-offenders face when returning to community life.

Cage Your Rage (CYR)

Cage Your Rage is designed to help offenders recognize their angry feelings, learn their cause, and deal with them in a responsible way. 

Successful Employment through Lawful Living and Conflict Management (SEALL)

SEALL is a continuation of the STARS program with a specific focus on maintaining employment. Participants learn how to maintain pro-social behavior at work when conflict occurs on the job. 

Helping Offenders Parent Effectively (HOPE)

Offenders who learn to be better fathers can help reduce these risks and have positive effects on their children's lives. The goal of HOPE is to enable offenders to see the importance of accepting responsibility for their children and increase their ability to be self-sufficient by beginning to take control of your life. 

Family Reunification and Transition (FRAT)

FRAT empowers the offenders with skills to help them develop a plan for rebuilding family relationships that may have been damaged as a result of their incarceration and aids in helping them to understand the expectations set by their family members when they return home.

Get Your Vote Back Initiative

The goal of the initiative is to inform offenders of their legal right to vote once their sentence has expired. Offenders leaving custody receive a voter registration kit prior to their release from custody.

Release Transportation Assistance

NJ DOC has formal procedures to ensure that offenders leaving the custody of the department are afforded the opportunity to purchase discount NJ transit bus and rail tickets. Prior to their release from custody, every inmate is interviewed and offered the opportunity to purchase bus or rail tickets to aid in their transition into the community. 

Who Am I?

The goal of the initiative is to inform and assist offenders with obtaining their social security card and birth certificates prior to release. In addition to addressing issues pertaining to SSN Cards and Birth Certificates, all NJDOC offenders are released with a temporary NJDOC ID card which they can use towards obtaining formal state identification.

Providing Re-Entry Public Assistance Resource Education (P.R.E.P.A.R.E.)

This service focuses on educating the offender on post release services that are available at their County Board of Social Services agency which include NJ SNAP, Work First NJ and Emergency Assistance. In an effort to ensure no one is overlooked, each County Board of Social Services will receive a monthly listing of offenders who will be released in the upcoming month who have indicated their plan to visit the agency for assistance. Once released, the offender will follow up with the County Board of Social Services to interview for eligibility determination for these assistance programs.

Transitional Services

The goal of the Office of Transitional Services is to implement a seamless continuum of care for offenders utilizing cost-effective, proven practices system wide that increase offenders’ abilities and motivation to practice responsible, crime-free behavior. 

The Office of Transitional Services (OTS) assists offenders in applying for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Offenders complete the NJ Family Care application or the Healthcare Marketplace application) 30 days prior to their release. The healthcare agency will follow up with applicant post release to continue the application process. 

OTS also provides pre-release interviews three to six months prior to an offender’s release for Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income. The interviews will determine eligibility.

Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income interviews are conducted for those with severe medical and/or mental health illnesses by a representative of the Social Security Administration.

Veterans Benefit interviews are conducted by a representative of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Careers at Bayside State Prison

If you are interested in a career with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and would like to work at the Bayside State Prison, you can find out more information by clicking here.