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Franklin County AL Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: January 19, 2021
Address
748 Walnut Gate Rd, Russellville, AL 35654
Beds
220
County
Franklin
Phone
256-332-8425
Fax
256-331-2252

Franklin Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced to at least twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Franklin County AL Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 256-332-8425

The Franklin County AL Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 748 Walnut Gate Rd Russellville, AL which is operated locally by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Franklin County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Russellville Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Once an inmate is booked into the Detention Center, they are placed in a holding cell for at least 72 hours. This facility can house approximately 220 inmates and has on-site medical services provided through Southern Health Partners. The Mike Green Center entrance at the double glass doors of the jail is the entrance for the jail lobby for inmate visitation as well as leaving money on the inmate commissary and inmate phone kiosks. During this period, the inmate is allowed to receive the items listed below:

  • 1 medium-sized clear(see-through) storage container
  • 6 solid white t-shirts
  • 6 solid white pairs of underwear
  • 6 solid white pairs of socks
  • 6 solid white bras (no underwire)
  • 1 solid white towel
  • 1 solid white washcloth
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 see-through stick of deodorant
  • 1 see-through bottle of shampoo
  • 1 see-through bottle of body-wash or pack of bar soap

These items will be accepted during the time the inmate is in holding ONLY. Once the inmate is placed into the population, they will have to order these items off of commissary. Nothing will be accepted from the outside if the inmate is in general population. All items brought in must be new, unopened, and in original packaging. If it is not listed above, it will not be accepted.

Also, make sure inmate mail includes the sender's name and return address. We do not forward inmate mail to other facilities should they receive something after being transferred. Any inmate mail received without the sender's information may be destroyed.

REJECTION OF INMATE MAIL - MAIL WILL BE REJECTED IF IT IS DETERMINED TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO SECURITY, ORDER, OR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE INMATE. BELOW IS A LIST OF ITEMS THAT IF RECEIVED IN INMATE MAIL WILL RESULT IN REJECTION. DO NOT:

  • DO NOT SEND THIRD PARTY LETTERS: INMATES MAY NOT FORWARD LETTERS TO OTHER INMATES CONFINED AT THIS FACILITY OR OTHER PENAL INSTITUTIONS
  • DO NOT SEND PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH (ONLY MONEY ORDERS MADE PAYABLE TO THE INMATE ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE MAIL)
  • DO NOT SEND BLANK PAPER OR ENVELOPES
  • DO NOT SEND CARDS (BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY, THINKING OF YOU, VALENTINES, ETC.)
  • DO NOT SEND PADDED OR BUBBLED ENVELOPES
  • DO NOT PUT PERFUME, POWDER, OR COLOGNE ON LETTERS
  • DO NOT SEND MAIL CONTAINING BODY FLUIDS OR HAIR
  • DO NOT KISS INMATE CORRESPONDENCE
  • DO NOT SEND LETTERS WITH GLUE, TAPE, GLITTER, STICKERS, CRAYON, MARKERS OR LABELS
  • DO NOT WRITE LETTERS IN CRAYON OR MARKER. LETTERS MAY ONLY BE TYPED, OR WRITTEN WITH PENCIL OR PEN
  • DO NOT SEND LETTERS THAT ARE STAINED OR EXTREMELY DIRTY
  • DO NOT SEND FOOD ITEMS, GUM, OR FOOD LABELS/WRAPPERS
  • DO NOT SEND NUDE, PARTIALLY NUDE, OR OTHER OBSCENE PHOTOS OR DRAWINGS
  • DO NOT SEND PHOTOS OR DRAWINGS OF TATTOOS OR TATTOO IDEAS
  • DO NOT SEND ANYTHING DEPICTING VIOLENCE, SEX OR GANG AFFILIATION

KIMBLE'S COMMISSARY SERVICES-INMATE COMMISSARY - Kimble’s Commissary Services provides inmate commissary. An account is set up for each inmate after they are booked into the Franklin County Detention Center. The inmate is issued a commissary number. If an inmate has money in their possession during the booking process, the money will be taken and placed into their inmate commissary account. Money can be added to the inmate’s commissary account either by mailing a money order to 748 Walnut Gate Rd. Russellville, AL 35654, by using the commissary kiosk machine located in the lobby of the jail or online. The commissary kiosk is a touch screen machine. When using the kiosk machine, you should enter the inmate’s name and follow the directions on the screen. To add money to an inmate’s commissary account online go to jailatm.com and click on Sign In at the top right of the screen. Follow the prompts to create an account with an email. A confirmation email will be sent to you that includes a link to follow to log in. Enter your account password to log in. Click Commissary or Gift Packs. From the drop-down, choose State–Alabama, Facility-Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Inmate Name, Search. Add amount by continuing with payment by credit/debit card. You may use this site to add money to the inmate’s commissary account or purchase gift packs. The selections for Inmate Email and Video Call are not available at this facility.

When ordering commissary, inmates have the option to order snacks, personal hygiene items, stationery items including stamped envelopes and some clothing items. Inmates place commissary orders on Tuesday and receive their orders on Wednesday.

Inmate Locator

Franklin County AL Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Alabama. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Franklin County AL Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 256-332-8425.

Registration

  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Franklin County AL Jail / Mike Green Detention Center - Visitation

Visitation hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the video visitation room located in the lobby of the detention center. Inmates are given two (2) FREE thirty (30) minute visits for a total of one (1) hour visitation each week. Once an inmate's free visits have been used, you may visit by paying $7.50 per visit. You should deposit the money into the Telmate kiosk in the lobby of the detention center. Also, if an inmate or entire inmate pod is locked down, inmate visitation may be denied. The booking process can take a while, therefore, new inmates were booked into the jail will not be allowed visitation until the booking process is completed and the inmate is placed in his or her cell.

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