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04-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Central Reception & Assignment Facility (CRAF)
P.O. Box 7450
Trenton, New Jersey 08628


CRAF serves as a central processing unit for all adult males sentenced to the Department of Corrections. The facility is responsible for providing intake examinations as well as medical, dental, educational and psychological evaluations before objectively classifying all state sentenced inmates. The Jones Farm Minimum Security Unit is a satellite work camp of CRAF, housing inmates serving nonviolent, short-term sentences.


1. The offender is responsible for submitting a list containing names and address of potential visitors.
2. If you wish to be included on an offenders visit list, you must contact the offender in writing. You must wait until the offender notifies you that you have been approved to visit him/her.
3. The following persons may be approved to visit an offender:
relatives, close friends, clergy, and persons who may have constructive influence.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit unless accompained by an adult.
4. Attorney visits require at least 24-hour advance notice to ensure the availability of space, staff, and the offender
5. Visiting and registration times for this facility are:

Cadre Unit:
Saturday & Sunday
Reg. 7:45-8:15am Visiting: 8:30-10:30am
Reg. 11:45am-12:15pm Visiting: 12:30-2:30pm

Jones Farm Unit:
Saturday & Sunday
Reg. 7:45-8:15am Visiting: 8:30-10:30am
Reg. 11:45am-12:15pm Visiting: 12:30-2:30pm

6. Visitors must present photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
a current photo driver's license; a current photo Welfare/Medicaid card; an employment photo ID, or a current passport
7. Space permitting, the maximum number of permissible visitors for offenders of the CARDE Unit is 35, and the maximum number at Jones Farm is 80.
8. Visitors may only bring a money order or certified check to the facility for deposit in an offenders account. Cash and other gifts will not be accepted.
9. In accordance with NJAC 10A:18-6.14, all visitors, their belongings, and their vehicles are subject to searches while on the premises.
10. Further visit information is posted at the facility. Complete policies and procedures may be obtained through an Open Public Records Request. On-line request may be submitted through the following web link: http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/opra/html/opramain.html

Proper attire is regarded as a condition of admission to a correctional facility. Click on the following link to view the Visitor Dress Code requirements. http://www.state.nj.us/corrections/cia_visitation/dress_code.pdf