Department of Corrections
Intake and Release:
Booking staff perform many functions related to the intake of subjects committed to the Ocean County Dept of Corrections. Some of these include; review of commitment documents, performing appropriate searches, entry of all related data into the County Correction Information System, fingerprinting, photographing, property inventory, and arranging for medical screening. Once the subject is processed staff will attempt to assist the subject by providing information that may be helpful in making arrangements for release, if appropriate.
Staff also work closely with federal, state and local police agencies and courts and updates all Commitment Files when necessary.
When an inmate is to be released from Ocean County Jail, booking staff perform a thorough review of the Commitment File to make certain all matters were legally discharged before releasing the subject. If necessary, another agency may be contacted to pick up a defendant wanted in a jurisdiction outside of Ocean County.
Classification staff classifies inmates into minimum, medium or maximum custody using the Objective Classification System. The process begins with a personal interview and research and review of the subject’s criminal history.
Inmates are classified using a scoring method which assigns a numerical value to an inmate’s current charges, severity of past felony convictions, number of past felony convictions, escape history, past institutional history, and drug or alcohol history. Certain stability factors are then applied that may result in a reduced custody score. The remaining numerical score corresponds to a recommended custody level which be overridden when appropriate. Inmates may be placed in alternate housing areas which include Special Housing, Close Custody, or a Medical unit.
Classification also hosts Classification Meetings 3 days per week. The Classification Committee is comprised of members of every unit within the facility. The Committee makes determinations regarding inmate housing and program eligibility. It also performs periodic reviews of all inmate classification files.
Additionally, Classification makes arrangements for inmates receiving a custodial sentence of 1 year or more to be transferred to the New Jersey State Dept of Corrections.
Classification Unit Contacts
Lt. John Haberbush
Classification Unit Sergeant , Day Reporting Program
Sgt. P. Remondelli: email@example.com 732-929-2043 Ext #5152
Classification Corrections Officers
Cpl. T. Tonachio: firstname.lastname@example.org 732-929-2043 Ext #3359 Classification issues
Cpl D. DeBenedetto: email@example.com 732-929-2043 Ext #3855 Classification issues
Cpl. N. Horan: firstname.lastname@example.org 732-929-2043 Ext #3351 Classification issues
Classification Officer I
W. Boettger: email@example.com 732-929-2043 Ext #3302 Classification issues, Inmate Workers
J. Kern: firstname.lastname@example.org 732-929-2043 Ext #3277 State prison shipments, NJ State Parole liaison
Intake/Release Supervisors 732-929-2043 Ext #2300 or 2200
Sgt. D. Colangelo: email@example.com
Sgt. M. Archibald: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sgt. M. Holden: email@example.com
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Last modified: 02/08/13