Thursday, August 20th, 2009

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is offering to take the public on tours of the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Chief Frank Corrente, Undersheriff for the Bureau of Corrections, said touring the correctional facility will give the public a much better understanding of the jail’s correctional philosophies.

“People taking our tours will see the most state-of-the-art facility of its kind in the state,” Corrente said. “They will also learn about our mission statement, they will see and learn about our direct supervision style of managing the inmate population and we will explain to them our cost-efficient means of operation.”

Corrente noted the Morris County Correctional Facility is accredited by the American Correctional Association. Of the more than 3,300 facilities nationally, the Morris County Correctional Facility, on John Street in Morris Township, is one of only approximately 115 to attain such accreditation, he said.

The Morris County Correctional Facility is responsible for the custody and care of persons incarcerated by court order who are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced to 364 days or less in jail.

Corrente said anyone wanting more information or to schedule a tour may contact him at 973-631-5410, or Staci Santucci, Esq., at 973-285-6659.