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Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin

County Jail

Last Updated: June 02, 2022
1201 Franklin St # 5, Houston, TX 77002

Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

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Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 713-755-1048

The Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin is a medium-security detention center located at 1201 Franklin St # 5 in Houston, TX. This county jail is operated locally by the Harris County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Harris County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Houston Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Texas. 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 Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin 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 713-755-1048.


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

Visitation Information

Harris County Inmate Processing-Franklin - Visitation

DAYS TIMES Monday NO VISITS Tuesday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Thursday NO VISITS Friday NO VISITS Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.) Sunday 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Requests for inmate visitation will not be accepted after 8:40 p.m.)

Harris County Sheriff's Office Jail Locations

ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER 701 N. San Jacinto Street (713) 755-8430 711 N. San Jacinto Street (713) 755-1188 1200 Baker Street (713) 755-7484 1307 Baker Street (713) 755-2400

Visitation is a privilege. Visits may be denied, revoked or limited when the visit would threaten safety, security or good order of the facility or when visitation rules are not followed. Visitation privileges may be suspended or terminated for inappropriate behavior or misuse of the visitation system. With the exception of privileged visits, visitation will be monitored by Detention personnel. It is a criminal act for a person to provide or possess with the intent to provide an inmate a prohibited substance or item (Texas Penal Code 38.11).


  • Visiting an inmate begins by entering the main lobby of the jail where the inmate is housed.
  • Inmates are allowed one 20-minute visit per visitation day
  • All visitors (17 years of age or older) must have a valid state or federal ID card or driver's license with photograph
  • Visitors 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult (17 years of age or older)
  • Up to 2 adults and 2 children may visit an inmate
  • Attorneys may visit inmates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • No minister visits will be allowed at any jail location from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • No video or audio recordings are permitted.

Acceptable Identification

  • All identification shall have a photo permanently affixed, and shall not exhibit any signs of alteration or tampering.
  • Any valid driver’s license or identification card issued from any U.S. state
  • Expired driver license or identification card may be used if it is accompanied by a valid Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas DPS) temporary permit or renewal slip. NOTE: Texas DPS renewal slips and temporary permits are only valid with a credible photo ID in support of the renewal certificate (Credible photo ID is at the discretion of the on duty Operations Section Supervisor and should be scrutinized carefully)
  • U.S. Military identification, to include dependent identification
  • United States Passport
  • Official Consulate identification cards issued by the following countries or their Consular Offices
    • Mexico (May be referred to as a Matricular Consular card)
    • Guatemala
  • Foreign Nationals
    • U. S. issued valid entry or work visa
    • Foreign passports with valid entry visa
    • I-94 authorization to travel inside the border beyond 25 miles and 72 hours
      • U.S. Border Crossing Card with required I-94
      • Foreign passports with I-94
    • Immigration identification (ICE issued).
      • Resident alien card
      • Naturalization certificate
      • Employment authorization card
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice—Institutional Division (TDCJ-ID) Inmate Identification Card
  • Harris County Offender Card
  • Other government issued forms of photo identification as approved by the on-duty Operations Section Supervisor

Unacceptable Identification

  • Any identification which is altered in any manner
  • Any expired state driver’s license or identification card without renewal slip
  • Any photocopied identification
  • Any credit cards
  • Social Security cards
  • Birth and/or Marriage Certificates

Prohibited Items

  • Visitors are not allowed to bring any items when visiting an inmate. All items including, purses, wallets, bags, mobile phones, recording devices, writing instruments, weapons, etc. are prohibited. There are storage lockers in the lobby. You will only be allowed to have the locker key with you when visiting an inmate
  • No food or drinks allowed
  • No packages, mail, or photographs may be left for an inmate

Dress Code (Visitors must abide by the dress code or visitation will be denied)

  • No revealing and/or see-through clothing
  • No sleeves shorter than halfway down the upper arm
  • No spandex or tights without shorts/skirt
  • No dress/skirts/shorts above mid-thigh
  • No clothing displaying obscene or offensive language, drawings or gang affiliation

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