The New Jersey State Prison (NJSP), formerly known as Trenton State Prison, is a state prison in Trenton, New Jersey operated by the New Jersey Department of Corrections. It is the oldest prison in New Jersey and one of the oldest correctional facilities in the United States. It is the state’s only completely maximum security institution, housing the most difficult and/or dangerous offenders in the inmate population.
Approximately 70% of adult inmates released did not return to prison within the three-year follow-up period of analysis utilized in this report.
In New Jersey, while incarceration and crime rates have decreased and are trending downward, attempts are made to prepare inmates who transition from behind bars to law-abiding citizens and back to their families.