The Ombudsperson’s role has a long and honorable tradition as a means of protecting against abuse, bias and other improper treatment or unfairness. The Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson provides a mechanism for the continuing resolution of concerns or complaints regarding the living conditions and treatment of state sentenced inmates housed in state prison facilities, residential community release programs and sexually violent predators committed to the Special Treatment Unit.
Serving as a designated neutral, the Corrections Ombudsperson is an advocate for fairness who also acts as a source of information and referral, aids in answering questions, and assists in the resolution of concerns during critical situations.
Since the office is independent and external to the correctional facilities, it ensures objectivity and credibility among inmates and staff. In considering any given instance or concern, the interests and rights of all parties who may be involved are taken into account.
Understanding the New Jersey Department of Corrections Prison System. A resource guide for family members of the incarcerated 2019 Prepared by: New Jersey Department of Corrections
The Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson provides a fair and impartial medium within which state sentenced inmates housed in State Prison Facilities or Residential Community Release Programs can seek redress for concerns or problem that arise during incarceration.
Anyone requesting information or assistance from the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson should: