Southern State Correctional Facility

Southern State Correctional Facility is a mixed-custody New Jersey state prison for male inmates. It is located on 77 acres in southern Cumberland County, adjacent to Bayside State Prison. This facility opened in 1983, and the current population is approximately 1,700 inmates.

Construction of the facility marked a new concept for the state in two areas. Its entire construction consists of prefabricated units, and all inmates are housed in dormitory style units instead of in individual cells. 

There are several support buildings within the security perimeter that house various departments such as social services, education, vocational shops, religious services, medical, dental, and psychological services. These departments provide the inmate population with a wide variety of programming, educational, and rehabilitative services.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting and registration times for Southern State Correctional Facility are:

COMPOUND A & B (alternating monthly)

                                                                     REGISTRATION                                     VISITS 

Saturday, Sunday                                      8:15 - 10:00 AM                                     8:30 - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Sunday                                      12:00 - 1:45 PM                                     12:15 - 3:00 PM 

ALTERNATING MONTH SCHEDULE NOTE: When the 1st day of a month is a Sunday, the new month’s schedule will begin on that day.


                                                                  REGISTRATION                                       VISITS 

Saturday, Sunday                                   8:00 – 10:00 AM                                     8:30 – 10:30 AM 
                                                                  12:00 – 2:00 PM                                    12:30 – 3:00 PM

NO visitors will be permitted to leave until the count has been cleared. Visitors must present photo identification. Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for an offender of this facility is four adults and unlimited children.

The following guidelines must be followed, regardless of gender: 

  • No transparent or fishnet clothing. 
  • No clothing that exposes undergarments or a portion of the body considered private. 
  • No skin-tight clothing. Tops must cover shoulders and midriff areas. 
  • No tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, low-cut shirts or shirts that expose shoulder, midriff area, torso or back. Bottoms must at least cover the waist to mid-thigh. 
  • No shorts, skirts or dresses ending above midthigh, or which have an inseam length or slit ending more than three inches above the knee. 
  • No low-rise shorts, skirts, or pants that expose the midriff or any portion of the buttocks.
  • No otherwise clearly inappropriate attire, as determined solely by New Jersey. Department of Corrections staff on duty. This includes, but is not limited to:  Military-style clothing worn by persons not in active or reserve military status, clothing closely resembling that issued to inmates, custody staff or law enforcement, or professional-styled uniforms.
  • Clothing depicting a message, either in wording or art, that could impact upon the safety, security or orderly operation of the correctional facility, including, but not limited to, that which is offensive, racist, sexually oriented, or advocates illegal or narcotic activities 
  • No hat or headgear, unless it is religiously oriented or medically necessary, and the visitor agrees to a search of the same. 
  • No shoes or sneakers with wheels (i.e.: Heelys). 
  • No flip-flops. 
  • No steel-toed boots.

Physical Address

Southern State Correctional Facility
4295 N Delsea Dr.
Delmont, NJ 08314

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General Phone Number

​​​​​​​(856) 785-1300

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Southern State Correctional Facility
4295 Route 47
Delmont, New Jersey 08314

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an Inmate at the Southern State Correctional Facility, 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 Southern State 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

Inmates at Southern State Correctional Facility who do not have a high school diploma or GED are required to take education courses or vocational classes. Religious programs, recreation programming, and hobby/craft programs are also available. The core elective programs at the facility include:

  • Cage Your Rage (CYR)
  • Thinking for a Change (T4C)
  • Successful Transition and Reentry Series (STARS)
  • Successful Employment through Lawful Living and Conflict Management (SEALL)
  • Helping Offenders Parent Effectively (HOPE)
  • Family Reunification and Transition (FRAT)

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Careers at Southern State Correctional Facility

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