Franklin County OH Jail I (FCCC I)

County Jail

Last Updated: January 04, 2022
370 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215

Franklin Co Jail I is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four 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.

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

Satellite View of Franklin County OH Jail I (FCCC I)

You can support your loved ones at Franklin Co Jail I on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 614-462-3368.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Franklin County OH Jail I (FCCC I) so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Franklin Co Jail I is a detention center located at 370 S Front St Columbus, OH 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, Columbus Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Ohio here.

Printed materials (magazines, books, pamphlets, leaflets, or catalogues) MUST fit all the below criteria:

  • Be a softbound book or magazine
  • Ordered directly from a verifiable commercial distributor, publisher, or retailer (such as, etc.)
  • The inmate's full name must be on the address label
  • The printed material must be sent via the United States Postal Service (which means we will NOT accept packages from UPS or FedEx)
  • All material must be unaltered from the original form
  • All material must be pre-paid

Printed materials will be rejected if sent from a private party, if it is sent through a private carrier, or is material other than books or magazines mailed through bulk rate.

The traditional rules apply in that you cannot send material that could promote or incite lawless action, is pornographic in nature, promotes violence or discrimination, or has any gang related material.

Additionally, FCSO will no longer accept underwear, socks, or t-shirts. Starting February 18, 2019 contact solution or reading glasses will no longer be accepted through the visitation window. Inmates will have to purchase these items through commissary.

Pictures will be accepted via U.S. Postal Service only.

Money Orders, US Postal or Western Union only, made payable to an inmate can be received, but will be placed in the inmate's personal property

Inmates are permitted to make only one (1) money release every seven (7) calendar days.

We do NOT take messages for inmates. Inmate telephone services are provided by GTL. For Billing and Prepaid Issues or to Block or Unblock a phone, call 1-800-483-8314.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Ohio. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Franklin County OH Jail I (FCCC I).

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Franklin County OH Jail I (FCCC I) - Visitation

Visitation schedules for both facilities are as follows (by inmate's last name)

  • A-G Sundays and Thursdays
  • H-O Mondays and Fridays
  • P-Z Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Juveniles - Wednesdays

Visiting Hours
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

  • 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children
  • 15 minutes per visit except for juveniles who are permitted 30 minutes

Acceptable ID for children: State ID, Birth Certificate, or Health Insurance Card.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.