Talbot Hall

100-140 Lincoln Highway and Hackensack Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
Phone (973) 589-1114
Fax (973) 735-0894
Contracting Agency:
New Jersey Department of Corrections

536 adult males


Saturday and Sunday:
12:00 pm - 4:00pm

No visitors are permitted after 3:30pm. Time limitations may be placed to avoid overcrowding.

Visitors will require acceptable identifications such as a state (e.g., valid drivers license) or county identification that includes a photo, address (no PO boxes) and an expiration date.

Visitors are encouraged to request a Visit Rules and Regulations handout for more information.


  • Talbot Hall opened in 1998.
  • Residents are referred through the New Jersey Department of Corrections' Office of Community Programs.
  • Talbot Hall was named after Matt Talbot who epitomized the commitment and self-sacrifice necessary to overcome addiction.


  • Talbot Hall is a residential assessment and treatment center, one of two in New Jersey.
  • At Talbot Hall residents are assessed for their level of risk for re-offending and reentry treatment needs.
    Residents engage in a highly structured therapeutic environment to enhance their preparedness for community release.
  • Specific services include completion of a core treatment curriculum focused on addiction and recovery, REBT, common thinking errors by offenders, and strategies for improved communication and problem solving.
  • Targeted interventions include relapse prevention, job skills, life skills, taking responsibility, and managing destructive emotions.
  • Talbot Hall houses an Alumni Resource Center staffed by full-time alumni, who are ex-offenders from reentry treatment programs.
  • A family services program is available every Monday night for residents and their family members.
  • Talbot Hall is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA) and scored a perfect 100% on all mandatory and non-mandatory standards during its last accreditation.
  • CEC is the service provider for Education and Health Centers of America, Inc. at Talbot Hall.



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