Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility is a New Jersey state prison for young offenders ages 18 to 30. This facility is located in the Annandale section of Clinton Township, and it can house approximately 800 inmates.

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility is situated on 747 acres of rolling hills in Annandale. The Main Compound includes inmates classified as low medium and minimum custody. The facility’s close Custody Units are utilized for inmates who require temporary, maximum security status. 

Those inmates housed in the Full Minimum Custody Unit work on the facility’s farm, on highway details and in local communities.

This prison was first used in 1913 as a farm facility for the mentally ill. In 1929, it was changed to Annandale Farms, which was a corrections facility for males between the ages of 16 and 26.

Mountainview’s recent history has been difficult. Carl J. Epps Jr. was an inmate who was murdered inside the prison in 2010. And, in 2012, inmate Joshua Jones was also murdered. There have also been inappropriate relationships between guards and inmates, assaults, and drug offenses.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays.


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Saturday, Sunday (alternating)                 8:00 - 8:45 AM                                    9:00 - 11:00 AM 


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Saturday, Sunday                                        9:15 AM - 12:00 PM                             9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 


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Saturday, Sunday                                      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM                             10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include: a current photo driver's license, a current photo Welfare/Medicaid card, an employment photo ID, or a current passport.

Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for an offender of this facility is three. Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a New Jersey Department of Corrections facility. 

The following items are not authorized to enter the visiting areas:

  • Cell phones, beepers, or other electronic devices
  • Credit cards, bank access cards, etc. 
  • Condoms, cosmetics, candy, and cigarettes 
  • Drugs (prescribed or otherwise) 
  • Keys (with the exceptions of locker keys and/or one vehicle key – no remotes or alarms)
  • Money (cash or coin)
  • Photographs
  • Purses, handbags, and wallets (Clear plastic clutch bags or clear zip-lock sandwich bags may be utilized for authorized items)
  • Sunglasses (non-prescription)
  • Transportation passes
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Any item deemed to be a threat to the orderly running of the institution

Physical Address

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
31 Petticoat Lane
Annandale, New Jersey 08801

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​​​​​​​(908) 638-6191

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
31 Petticoat Lane
Annandale, New Jersey 08801

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do 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 Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility, you must use JPay. Once you open a free account online, you can send money to your inmate via their website, mobile app, or by telephone.

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
Hialeah, FL 33017

Money Order Deposit Form (English)
Money Order Deposit Form (Spanish)

Programs For Inmates

All inmates at Mountainview are required to obtain a GED if they do not have a high school diploma or take vocational classes. Treatment programs include Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. Inmates can work on a dairy farm located on institutional grounds and selected inmates are on highway cleanup duty through work release.

Thinking for a Change (T4C)

Thinking for a Change is a cognitive behavioral change program.

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 good behavior at work when conflict occurs on the job. 

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Careers at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

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