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Talbot Hall


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

Capacity: 536 adult males

Talbot Hall is accredited with the American Correctional Association (ACA) scoring a rating of 100% on mandatory and non-mandatory standards.

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.

CEC is the service provider for Education and Health Centers of America, Inc. at Talbot Hall.

Visitation Schedule:

All visitors must be pre-approved. Residents must fill out visitor cards which are then subject to approval by a program counselor.

12:45pm visit registration starts.

1:00pm-4:00pm Saturday/Sunday

No one is allowed to enter after 3:30pm

Infant/Child Visitation

Any child from birth to 17 years old must be on visit list and must show the original birth certificate on the first visit. They do not have to show it anymore after the first initial visit. No bags, strollers or car seats are allowed. The legal guardian, paternal parent or grandparent could bring the child. If the child drinks milk and it is in powder form it must be in a clear sandwich style Ziploc bag with a small sealed size water bottle so that they can mix the formula after they have been searched. If they have formula or milk purchased then it must be in a seal source of sale small container. If the mother is breast feeding we will accommodate the mother with a private area to feed the child. This should be prearranged by the resident so that all supervisors and staff could accommodate the mother.

No diaper bags are allowed. Visitors can bring as many diapers needed as long as it is out of the package, and wipes in clear Ziploc bags or a container.  No glass bottles for feeding are allowed.

Visitation Rules:

Only (4) visitors per day (children are included in the 4) all year around.

Only items allowed to come inside the facility are keys, money and ID (exceptions are made for babies and other issues that visitors may have, this has to be preapproved).

The dress code is strictly enforced. Women must wear a shirt that completely covers the front, sides and rear of their bodies. No tights, no jeans with tears for males and females. Also, no tight fitting clothes, no tank tops or spaghetti-strapped tops and no wallets allowed.

Drop-Off Policy:

Times for drop-offs are 8am-2pm then 4pm- 10pm 7 days a week.