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The Pennsylvania Prison Society is the oldest criminal justice reform organization in the nation.

Al-Anon/Alateen to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with a problem drinker.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is the largest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to helping mental health consumers and their families rebuild their lives and conquer the challenges posed by severe and persistent mental illness.

Franklin County (PA) website provides contact information to all of the county services.

The easiest way to send money to an inmate!

Learn more about the Jail Industries program here at Franklin County Prison

The Pennsylvania Department of Correction's website contains contacts to all the state facilities, county facilities' addresses as well as an inmate locator for inmates incarcerated in the state prison system.

The website enables inmate's friends and family to order gift and care packages for delivery to the jail.

Pay or Check Your ITI Telephone Account On-line.

National Jail Work and Industry Center. A national clearinghouse created by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and now operated as a public service by Community Resource Services, Inc.

Welcome to the Franklin County Jail Website  

NEW. Click here to see the FCJ Orientation Video

To the Family/Friends of the inmates in Franklin County Jail:

We are located at 1804 Opportunity Avenue, inside the Cumberland Valley Business Park adjacent to Letterkenny Army Depot.


Whether you want to transfer money to a commissary account or add money to an inmate's phone account, is the fast, easy way to stay connected.  Signing up is free and Offender Connect provides you with 24 hour-a-day access.  Just think-no extra trips to our facility and no calls to ITI to update your account.

*Manage multiple phone numbers with one acccount  *Allow inmates to call you with a pre-paid account *Update information without calling ITI  *Add money to a commissary account

Offender Connect is fast, convenient and easy to use.  All of your recent transactions are posted for review and you can even print your monthly statements online.  Credit card information is safe, secure and eliminates the need to write out checks to mail to our facility.  You'll save time and money while still maintaining a close connection with the ones you care about.  Why wait?  Sign up now!  The Offender Connect icon on the left will guide you directly to their website!  

*Reminder: All transactions are posted 9 am the next business day per jail policy.

Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm.   Each inmate may receive 1 visit per week.  Those in General Population or Work-Release will get a visit of at least an hour.  Those in a segregation status will receive 1, ½ hour visit per week.  There will no longer be a visit list, so you will just need to bring a valid government-issued ID card.  All new commitments are locked down for a 48 hour quarantine and will not receive visits during that time.  Please refer to the visitation policy on the site for any questions.  If you have been previously suspended from visiting due to a second positive on our trace drug detection, we have decided to reduce everyone back to Step I.  In other words, you may visit, however, a subsequent positive will result in a 6-month suspension.  Please refer to the Trace Drug Detection policy for any clarifications.

PA SAVIN - Victim Notification Program

Pennsylvania SAVIN powered by VINE is a free and anonymous telephone service that provides victims of crime two important features:  Information and Notification.  Pennsylvania SAVIN is a service of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency and is supported by a grant awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

You can contact SAVIN by calling 1-866-9PA-SAVIN or 1-866-972-7284.

You can also access SAVIN by going to: This site provides important information to victims of crime in Pennsylvania.  This site provides a number of additional links for notifications to victims, victim compensation services, etc.  If you want to be able to check the status for a county inmate or register to be notified  of a change in custody status for a county inmate you can go to this site.  Once you click on the option you will be transferred to the PA SAVIN page.  You may also access SAVIN only by going to:  You will see a map of the United States.  Click on the state of Pennsylvania.  This will direct you to the PA SAVIN page.


Weekender Community Service Program

In attempting to continue our goal to use the jail beds in the most efficient manner available, save tax dollars and allow offenders to maintain adequate employment, we have developed a weekend incarceration program.  This program includes a mandatory participation in community service.  Local government entities, as well as churches and non-profits, will have the ability to use offenders in this program for their projects.  Needs such as spring clean up, painting projects and the like are good applications for this program.  Using the form provided, agencies can make a request for weekender volunteers.  Weekender Community Service Program Agreement This form can be faxed or mailed to the Jail.  Volunteers will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 



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