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Morris County Correctional Facility passes NJDOC inspection

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The New Jersey State Department of Corrections (NJDOC), through its Office of County Services, last month conducted an inspection of the Morris County Correctional Facility.

The review was conducted to determine compliance with the requirements of the “Manual of Standards for New Jersey Adult County Correctional Facilities.”

Standards include mandates regulating Security and Control, Sanitation, Food Service, Emergencies, Protective Custody, Inmate Classification, the Inmate Work Program, Medical, Dental, and Health Services, and more.

As a result of this inspection, the Morris County Correctional Facility was found to be in full compliance with the requirements.

“A resounding congratulations is to be shared with the entire staff of the Morris County Correctional Facility on this achievement. All are to be commended for the efforts made in preparation for this inspection and their conduct during the inspection process,” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said.

The inspectors reported during their review of the facility they found the staff was most helpful and cooperative throughout the entire inspection. Every inspector was treated in a most respectful and professional manner

“I am so proud of our Bureau of Corrections employees. They walk the toughest beat in Morris County and always treat those incarcerated with the utmost dignity and respect. The results of our inspection reinforce the ever present commitment to the care of others and professionalism that exists at the Morris County Sheriff’s Office,” Gannon siad.

The correctional facility, operated under the Sheriff’s Bureau of Corrections, is also accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA), as well as the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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