Interactive Voice Response
The Corrections Division is now offering a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) which is accessed by calling 609-299-1694. This system allows for the public to search and receive information on all active offenders, providing Camden County Department of Corrections identification #.; bail; housing location; visiting hours and other pertinent information via the telephone.
The facility runs a G.E.D. program where the inmates receive a basic understanding of literature, math, science, and social studies. We have one day class and two night classes that average 12 students per class. The evening classes meet Monday thru Thursday. The Day class meets Monday and Wednesday and is affiliated with the Second Chance Program.
The facility hires a number of inmate workers to complete various jobs throughout the building.
These jobs include working in the kitchen, the laundry, road crew, housing area cleaners, inmate industries, over night paint details, and inmate barbers.
The inmate workers are paid a nominal wage which they can apply to their individual account for the purpose of purchasing commissary or to pay for incurred expenses such as medical co-pay and user-fee. The biggest benefit for an inmate worker is earning "good time". This enables an inmate to "work off" days of his/her sentence allowing them to be released early.
The Job Fair Program is a joint venture between the Department of Corrections and the C.C.M.U.A. The facility holds two job fairs each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
The fairs are designed to:
introduce "soon to be released" inmates with hiring employers
have the C.C.M.U.A. teach the inmates interviewing skills and how to complete a resume, and
establish a follow-up program conducted by the C.C.M.U.A. to help inmates keep the job that they may have attained
The facility provides the inmates an extensive law library. Inmates can request the law library to do research for their defense for their case
The literature that is available to the inmates comes in Quarterly Updates for Law Library Kiosks . We have trained staff to assist the inmates in their researching needs..
The facility has a number of religious representatives that visit the inmates to take care of their spiritual needs. Christian, Hebrew, and Islamic leaders come to the facility to deliver mass, perform sprecial ceremonies, and conduct prayer groups.
For further information or to schedule a visit, please call 225-7608
Second Chance Program
The Second Chance Program is the facility's drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. It is a state approved program. The program consists of AA and NA meetings, as well as group counseling sessions. The program also offers anger management and GED opportunities for its members. In addition, the Second Chance program offers:
A Female Drug Alcohal unit opened October 2005.
GED evening classes Monday/Tuesday for Males residents/ Wed/Thurs evening Females.
A Computer lab did opened 2002 in the modular unit under supervision of "Second Chance"
Adult Literacy Computer classes for both Male and Female
Anger management classes Thursday evenings
All AA meetings are overseen by myself throughout the facility.
Work very close with the Adult Drug Courts
The residents can reach the Program Administrator, Sgt. Kelly, by sending a "blue slip" that is available throughout the facility. can also be reached vis e-mail at: Andrew.Kelly@camdendoc.com or by calling (856) 580-5733.
Work Release Program
The Work Release Program is a community oriented program which allows minimum security inmates to be hired by employers within the surrounding area, so that they can gain work knowledge/experience, as well as the ability to pay off court debts, such as back child support. Residents can apply for the Work Release Program by sending a "Blue Slip", that is available throughout the facility, to the Work Release Department.
For further information, please call 856-225-7643