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Franklin County Jail

2460 Jackson Pike
Columbus, OH 43223-3897
(614) 525-7100

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If you or someone you know is planning to spend some time in Franklin County Jail, you may be wondering what to expect. Going to jail can be intimidating, especially your first time. Having the right information won't necessarily make your time easy, but it can help prepare you for the experience.

We have interviewed former inmates of Franklin County Jail, who have shared their experiences of what life is like on the inside. You can read their interviews by clicking the link to the left. Take a few minutes to read their stories, and find out what life is really like in the Franklin County Jail.

Telephone Calls
Keeping in touch with family and friends on the outside is very important to most people who are incarcerated. In Franklin County Jail, the inmates are allowed access to telephones 24 hours a day. To make a call, someone on the outside has to set up an account with a phone service, and have money available on their account to pay for calls. If you don't have anyone on the outside to set up the account, you can't make phone calls while you are incarcerated.

When inmates are processed into the jail, they are issued a set of jail clothing, consisting of khaki pants and a short sleeved v neck top. The color of the top varies depending on how inmates are classified.

If you need any other items of clothing to keep you warm, your family can send in extra t-shirts and underwear. These items are not available to buy in the jail. It is also helpful to know that many inmates miss laundry call often because it is held early in the morning. It is very common for inmates to take their clothes in the shower and wash them by hand when they miss their allotted laundry time.

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