New Jersey Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in New Jersey

New Jersey houses two stand-alone federal prisons and two federal prison camps. Each of these New Jersey federal prisons is overseen by the Northeast Regional Office. In total, 3,521 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in New Jersey.
New Jersey Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in New Jersey

New Jersey Federal Prisons by Security Level

 Medium-Security Federal Prisons in New Jersey

  • FCI Fairton (Fairton, NJ)

 
Low-Security Federal Prisons in New Jersey

  • FCI Fort Dix (Joint Bast MDL, NJ)

 
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in New Jersey

  • FCI Fairton Camp (Fairton, NJ)
  • FCI Fort Dix Camp (Joint Bast MDL, NJ)

Federal Prisons in New Jersey

FCI Fairton
Federal Correctional Institution Fairton (FCI Fairton) is a medium-security level federal prison located in Fairton, New Jersey. It is overseen by the Northeast Regional Office. FCI Fairton is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 925 male inmates.
FCI Fairton Camp
Federal Correctional Institution Fairton Camp (FCI Fairton Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Fairton, New Jersey. It is overseen by the Northeast Regional Office. FCI Fairton Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 66 male inmates.
FCI Fort Dix
Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix (FCI Fort Dix) is a low-security level federal prison located in Joint Base MDL, New Jersey. It is overseen by the Northeast Regional Office. FCI Fort Dix is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 2,554 male inmates.
FCI Fort Dix Camp
Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix Camp (FCI Fort Dix Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Joint Base MDL, New Jersey. It is overseen by the Northeast Regional Office. FCI Fort Dix Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 176 male inmates.

List of Federal Prisons in New Jersey

There are two federal prisons in New Jersey and two federal prison camps. All are overseen by the Northeast Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to each facility’s detailed profile where you can learn about specific facility offerings (e.g., educational, psychological, recreational, etc.), other basic information, and contact details (e.g., physical address, inmate correspondence address, etc.).

Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton, in Cumberland County near Fairton, New Jersey, is a medium-security prison serving male inmates. The institution is situated 80 miles southeast of Philadelphia and 40 miles west of Atlantic City. A high-profile inmate currently serving his sentence there is Nicodemo Scarfo, Jr., son of a notorious New Jersey crime boss who was found guilty of racketeering, conspiracy, and money laundering, among other felonies. Those who do time here can expect requirements similar to those in other New Jersey federal prisons, including that they hold a prison job, earn their GED or English literacy certification if they do not already possess these, and participate in life skills, academic, and self-improvement courses. FCI Fairton is a Medical Care Level 2 facility. This means the facility houses inmates with easily controllable conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton Camp, located in Cumberland County near Fairton, New Jersey, is a minimum-security prison camp serving male inmates that opened in 1992. The camp is situated 80 miles southeast of Philadelphia and 40 miles west of Atlantic City and is adjacent to the medium-security FCI Fairton facility. Designed to accommodate nonviolent inmates, the camp has dormitory-style housing and fewer restrictions and controls than is the case with higher security prisons. Inmates are expected to work at assigned prison jobs and can participate in academic, vocational, and life skills enhancement courses.

Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix is a low-security prison in Burlington County on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst approximately 40 miles from Philadelphia. Not only is this the biggest federal prison in New Jersey, but it is also the largest federal prison in the country and houses the most inmates in the federal system. Adjacent to FCI Fort Dix is a minimum-security prison camp that also houses male offenders. As a Medical Care Level 2 facility, this prison houses inmates who require routine health care manageable through quarterly evaluation by a physician. High-profile inmates include former Providence, Rhode Island mayor Buddy Cianci and former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Offenders live in 12-person pods with no bars or locks on the doors. Despite the more relaxed environment, everyone incarcerated here must participate in educational programs if they don’t already have a GED. Inmates can also engage in vocational, life skills, and psychology programs.

Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Dix Camp is a minimum-security prison camp located in Burlington County on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst approximately 40 miles from Philadelphia. It is adjacent to the low-security FCI Fort Dix prison and also houses male inmates. However, controls on inmates and security restrictions are more relaxed at the camp, and those assigned to serve their sentences here are nonviolent and have less than ten years until their release. All inmates can participate in educational, vocational, and enrichment programs to prepare for their eventual release.

Wikipedia Pages

Below you can find Wikipedia pages for every New Jersey federal prison. While these Wikipedia pages are handy in understanding each facility, we suggest you depend on our prison profiles given that they are more extensive, regularly updated, and verified by our federal prison specialists. While these Wikipedia pages can be helpful in understanding basic background information, our federal prison profiles provide much more comprehensive information such as location, security level, the gender of inmates, educational programs, recreational offerings, and more.