Freeholder Chairperson: H.
has a long history of national leadership in jail operations. In 1917,
when the jail opened in New Brunswick, Middlesex pioneered a number
of architectural innovations.
In 1978, the Board
of Freeholders combined the jail and the workhouse into a unified Department
of Corrections. A modern facility was constructed in North Brunswick
and the old buildings were closed. Since opening in 1984, the Adult
Correction Center has been recognized as a leader in Direct Supervision
Jail Management. Through the years, jail leaders from all around the
country (and even overseas) have visited Middlesex County.
In 2005, the Middlesex
County Department of Corrections processed over 12,000 inmate
The average daily population of the facility totaled 1,182.
The Department of
Corrections is composed of 292 employees, administrators, correction
officers, supervisors and support staff.
The warden is the Director of the Department of Corrections.
He is responsible to ensure the highest degree of protection for the
citizens of Middlesex County and to ensure the safety of the staff through
the secure confinement of inmates committed to the Middlesex County
Department of Corrections.
The Chief of
is responsible for Custody Operations such as inmate intake processing,
housing and inmate discharge/bail processing.
The Chief of
Staff is responsible for social services, inmate classification,
inmate disciplinary operations, and support services.
The Business Manager
is responsible for purchasing, payroll, personnel and related administrative
The Maintenance Superintendent
is responsible for the building, grounds and equipment.
Medical Services, Social Services and Commissary Services are provided by contract with