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Middlesex County Adult Correction Center

Middlesex County has a long history of national leadership in jail operations. In 1917, when the jail opened in New Brunswick, Middlesex pioneered a number of architectural innovations.

In 1978, the Board of Freeholders combined the jail and the workhouse into a unified Department of Corrections. A modern facility was constructed in North Brunswick and the old buildings were closed. Since opening in 1984, the Adult Correction Center has been recognized as a leader in Direct Supervision Jail Management. Through the years, jail leaders from all around the country (and even overseas) have visited Middlesex County.

Middlesex County Department of Corrections’

Mission & Values Statement

In order to properly identify who we are at the Middlesex County Department of Corrections (MCDOC), we have adopted the following Mission and Values statements as a compass to guide us through all aspects of jail functions and strategic planning.



We, the MCDOC, will provide the highest degree of public safety to the residents of Middlesex County by maintaining a safe and secure facility.  The safety for staff, inmates and visitors is our primary mission. 

Staff will receive extensive training and will maintain the highest level of integrity, professionalism and preparedness.

Our inmate population will receive the highest quality of care and services through extensive individual case management. MCDOC is committed to achieving all local, state and federal standards for quality healthcare, program services and discharge planning.


The principles and beliefs that are engrained in our department are illustrated in the acronym that our mission represents -- IDEAL.  We will be remembered as the model jail by abiding by the following values:








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Mark J. Cranston Director of Department of Corrections Contact me

Office of Adult Corrections and Youth Services
Apple Orchard Lane
North Brunswick 08902
P.O. Box 266, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Phone: 732-297-3636
Fax: 732-951-3322


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