Bayside State Prison

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Bayside State Prison
Location 4293 Route 47
Leesburg, New Jersey
Status Open
Capacity 2206
Opened 1970
Managed by New Jersey Department of Corrections

Bayside State Prison (BSP) is a state prison for men located in Leesburg, Maurice River Township, New Jersey.[1]

The prison was originally the Leesburg State Prison. In 1988, the prison was renamed to "Bayside State Prison." Some Leesburg residents stated dissatisfaction with the renaming since it was the only widely known aspect of the Leesburg community.[2]

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • George Wright (escaped in 1970) – he may have used the warden's car during his getaway[3]


  1. ^ "Bayside State Prison." New Jersey Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 27, 2011. "4293 RT. 42011. "Southern State Correctional Facility, located next to Bayside State Prison but technically in the township's Delmont area, has a population of about 2000."
  2. ^ Razler, David M. "TO LEESBURG, BAYSIDE PRISON NAME'S THE GAME." Press of Atlantic City. December 1, 1988. Retrieved on September 27, 2011. "Leesburg residents say they're unhappy with the change - since it takes away from them the only thing that makes their community famous."
  3. ^ Lister, Tim. "On the run for 41 years, hijacker traced to Portugal." CNN. Tuesday September 27, 2011. Retrieved on September 27, 2011.

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Coordinates: 39°14′30″N 74°57′07″W / 39.241659°N 74.951971°W / 39.241659; -74.951971