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Essex County Jail records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier:  MG Essex Jail-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection conists of four ledger volumes from the medical records of the Essex County Jail (formerly Newark Street Jail), located at Newark and New Streets, in Newark's Science Park neighborhood. The Jail was the main detention center for Essex County until the 1970s.

Pages are dated. The upper section of each page lists prisoners sent to the Hospital on any given day; the lower section lists prisoners who had medical appointments in the prison. Also noted is the specific complaint (e.g., bronchitis, headache) or general reason for the medical appointment (e.g., eye exam, physical). Vol. 1 (1932-33); Vol. 2 (1942); Vol. 3 (1943); a fourth volume, dated 1929, is empty.


  • 1932 - 1943

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from catalog and (Newark Archives Project).
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States