Policies and Documents

Below you will find a list of links to Policies and Procedures for the Franklin County Jail. These policies are not intended to make your support, and experience with an inmate of the Franklin County Jail more difficult, but rather to make that support and experience more predictable, more understandable, and more secure for both you, the inmate, and prison staff.

These Policies and Procedures are subject to change without notice so be sure to check back here for the latest version(s) that may apply.


The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress. The purpose of the act was to “provide for the analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape in Federal, State, and local institutions and to provide information, resources, recommendations and funding to protect individuals from prison rape.” (Prison Rape Elimination Act, 2003).
In addition to creating a mandate for significant research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and through the National Institute of Justice, funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections supported major efforts in many state correctional, juvenile detention, community corrections, and jail systems.
To read more of this policy, click here
To read the PREA overview, click here.
To read the PREA Annual Report, click here
To read the PREA Audit Report, click here.


Act 30 and High School Education
Educational Services
Incoming Inmate Publications
Inmate Commissary Services
Inmate Handbook
Inmate Mail
Inmate Phone Calls
Inmate Treatment Services
Inmate Work Programs
Media Relations
Personal Visitations
Religious Programming and Activities
Volunteer Services