The Atlantic County Jail is a prison under the jurisdiction of the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office. The jail is located in the original County Seat Mays Landing, approximately 17 miles outside of Atlantic City. The jail is staffed by Sheriff's Deputies and used to house prisoners who have been arrested for a crime prior to trial. Convicted felons with custodial sentences are sent to the larger prison in Rahway, New Jersey. The jail was built in 1840.