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How to Serve Legal Documents to an Inmate in New Jersey Prison

If you need to serve legal documents and you have reason to believe that the person you want to serve is currently incarcerated, the first step to take is to locate the inmate. Find out in which facility the person is detained. You may search the county jail, state prison or federal prison. You may also search online by visiting the State Department of Corrections website if the person is in a state prison or you can search online on the Federal Bureau of Prison’s Inmate Locator. In either case, make sure to use the person’s full name for the search. Alternatively, you may call the facility directly and inquire if the person is an inmate there. The information you need to obtain is the name and address of the facility, inmate number, and inmate scheduled release date.

Service of process at a correctional facility typically requires making arrangements with the facility for service.

At We Serve NJ our New Jersey Process Servers and other staff members have years of experience in serving documents in prison and are trained to understand the prison’s strict routine and adhere to its protocols. While our servers will personally execute delivery of the documents on the inmate, our staff will take care of any required special arrangements with the facility in preparation of the service and will adopt the highest degree of professionalism to help you make this process easy, fast and as smooth as possible.

If you need to have legal documents served at a correctional institution, give us a call at 800-637-1805 or email We will be glad to help you!


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