John S. Cuzzupe, Warden
Warden Cuzzupe retired from the New Jersey State Police at the rank of Captain in 2010 after 26 years
of distinguished service.
He began his second law enforcement career in the office of Salem County Prosecutor John
Lenahan where he was instrumental for creating policing strategies for The Office of
Professional Standards. He also is credited with successfully gaining CALEA accreditation for
the Salem County Prosecutor’s Office in 2012.
In 2013, He was appointed as an Undersheriff by Salem County Sheriff Charles Miller. He was
assigned to direct the Salem County Communications Center where he successfully
completed the 911 Center renovation project, and the multi-jurisdictional Computer Aided
Dispatch project for local law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical services.
In 2016, He was appointed as Warden at the Salem County Correctional Facility
Where he currently directs 166 sworn personnel and 24 civilian employees. He is responsible
for a $16 million dollar budget.
Robert E. Reilly, Deputy Warden
Deputy Warden Reilly began his correctional career at the Salem County Correctional Facility in
1991. He was the recipient of the coveted Officer of the year award in 1996. He was recognized
for his leadership and promoted in to the rank of Sergeant in 2000. His ability to mentor
correctional officers became apparent and he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant as the
He was involved with various assignments such as overseeing the annual state inspection,
teaching recruits at the academy, developing policy and procedures within the facility, and
development and implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act in our correctional facility.
In 2011, he was recognized for his operational experience and promoted to the rank of Captain.
In 2018, Salem County Sheriff Charles Miller promoted him to Deputy Warden. Deputy Warden
Reilly works closely with his Command Staff to provide a safe and secure environment for all
resident inmates, correctional officers, and civilian staff. Deputy Warden Reilly’s commitment to
duty is evidenced by the exuberant time and effort he puts in at our facility.
The mission of the Salem County Correctional Facility is to safely and securely confine those individuals lawfully committed into the custody of the Sheriff’s Office – Department of Corrections for alleged or adjudicated violations of Local, State or Federal Law.
The incarceration of such individuals is intended to accomplish the following goals:
- To protect society by providing a secure facility for offenders;
- To provide a safe environment for staff and offenders;
- To ensure that basic physical and mental health needs are appropriately addressed;
- To protect the inherent constitutional rights of the offenders;
- To provide trained and qualified staff that treat all offenders with dignity and respect;
- To offer a variety of programs and services to facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders into the community upon their release.
The Salem County Correctional Facility’s established policies and procedures shall serve as the methodology by which the goals of our mission statement are accomplished.