CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Big changes are coming for inmates when they move into the new $37 million Cape May County Correctional Facility in the next two weeks, as they gain more living space and better facilities for important services like medical care.
But even bigger changes are coming for correctional officers, who for the first time will be mingling with inmates in their housing units during their shifts.
“It’s called ‘direct supervision,’” said Capt. Charles “Chuck” Magill, the operations commander for the jail. “Any new jail nowadays goes to that.”
GALLERY: A tour of the new Cape May County Jail
The new $37 million Cape May County Correctional Center is ready for inmates, who will move in sometime in mid-January. For the first time, inmates and correctional officers will mingle in housing units, in a style of management found to be safer for both, according to Sheriff Robert Nolan.