ODRC - Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: August 27, 2022
1745 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus, OH 43207

Franklin Co Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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ODRC - Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 614-525-4600

The inmates housed at Franklin Co Correctional located at 1745 Alum Creek Dr in Columbus, OH are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Responsible Adult Culture - All residents that enter the FCCBCF are ‘seeded’ into a Responsible Adult Culture (RAC) Group within the first thirty days after arriving at the facility. The RAC Program is a program is integrated and comprised of a series of interventions to include, base and individualized elements sequenced throughout a resident’s sentence and aftercare. In addition to motivation, the program is designed to provide residents with information, skills, and concepts concerning their behaviors, beliefs, and thinking patterns. It facilitates resident processing of information, redirecting the resident toward responsible adult thinking and behavior. ‘Responsible’ in this context is defined as trustworthy to do the legally, morally and socially correct thing.

In the RAC Program, residents are taught Anger Management, Social Decision Making, and Social Interaction Skills during ‘Equipment Meetings’ that they attend three (3) times per week for seventy-five (75) minutes per session. Residents are given an opportunity to practice the skills that they are learning from the Equipment Meetings in structured ‘Mutual Help Meetings.’ Here, they address their individual problems and current life issues. These meetings are also held three (3) times per week for seventy-five (75) minutes per session.

Each resident is assigned to a multi-disciplinary ‘Staff Team’ that is responsible for the effective delivery of the RAC program and their individual progression through the program. The Staff Team utilizes an individualized treatment plan known as a “Responsible Adult Performance Plan” (RAPP). RAPP’s target each resident’s criminogenic needs and are modified as necessary throughout the residents stay. Each resident is seen at minimum, every thirty days by their Staff Team. Residents successfully complete the FCCBCF RAC program when they have met the requirements set forth by their Staff Team and their RAPP.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment - FCCBCF residents with various addictions are required to attend approximately thirty (30) seventy-five (75) minute sessions of the University of Cincinnati’s Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Substance Abuse class. In this class they learn to identify and regulate their emotions, identify and manage triggers, practice thought switching, and confronting urge surfing. The stages of change and relapse prevention are discussed. Each resident must complete a Relapse Prevention Plan in order to successfully complete the class.

GED - FCCBCF residents who do not possess a high school diploma or GED are enrolled into a GED class and are afforded the opportunity to obtain their GED while in the program. FCCBCF has three levels of GED classes: GED I, GED II, and GED III. Approximately one hundred (100) residents earn their GED each year while in the FCCBCF program.

Family Involvement - FCCBCF believes that residents families are extremely important in their reintegration back in to the community. As such, FCCBCF hosts monthly structured family events where approved family members may come to the facility and spend quality time with their children and other loved ones. Examples of these events are: movie nights, bingo, and holiday activities such as Easter egg decorating and holiday cookie making. In addition, residents may be approved to participate in 'Family Table Time' (weather permitting) and may bring a meal to enjoy with the resident outside on facility property. Family Table Time is restricted to approved visitors on the resident’s visitation list.

Resident Employment Center - This center is mainly maintained by the residents with the oversight of staff. Residents have access to a computer, the internet, a fax machine, and a printer. The center has a resource library and resident employment center coordinators that assist other residents with creating resumes, cover letters, and applications.

Sexual Health - Each FCCBCF resident is able to be tested for sexually transmitted infections shortly after arrival at the facility. If their tests show positive results, they are able to talk to a counselor immediately and be linked with follow-up care. They also participate in a class that provides education about practicing safe sex and sexual health.

Gradual Community Reintegration - The targeted length of stay for Franklin County residents is 134 days. For the first 30 days, residents are not permitted to leave the facility unless cuffed and shackled and this would only be in the case of an emergency. Residents are only permitted to leave the facility with the approval of a supervisor and only if absolutely necessary the following 30 days. After 61 days residents are permitted to begin 12-step meetings in the community with the approval of their Staff Team. After this, per a resident’s Staff Team, residents are awarded the opportunity to complete a 40-hour community service requirement, followed by the job-seeking/obtaining a job phase of the program. Residents are also linked with appropriate community resources after approximately 90 days in the program. Such linkages could include anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental/medical health, job readiness, parenting and any other individualized needs. Residents continue to attend RAC groups until as close to their release from the program as possible.

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility is a facility in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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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Visitation Information

Visiting hours for ODRC - Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility. For Directions call 614-525-4600

Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Federal Holidays 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

No cellphones, you will be searched before visiting. NO personal belongings. Persons under probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must obtain the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent prior to a visit. Such visitation is not normally approved.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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