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
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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