ODRC - Franklin Medical Center (FMC)

State Hospital

Last Updated: March 26, 2024
1990 Harmon Ave, Columbus, OH 43223

FMC is for State Hospital offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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 State - Min/Med/Max facility.

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Satellite View of ODRC - Franklin Medical Center (FMC)

You can support your loved ones at FMC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 614-445-5960.

The FMC stands as a correctional facility hospital situated at 1990 Harmon Ave in Columbus, OH. Operated by the Department of Corrections, these State Hospitals serve as venues for the evaluation and treatment of inmates sentenced for such purposes. Individuals undergo assessment and treatment before any new evaluation of their stability is undertaken.

Ohio DOC medical facilities comprise various housing levels catering to different security needs. These levels include Level I, featuring open dormitories without a secure perimeter, Level II with open dormitories and secure perimeter fences with armed coverage, and Level III offering individual cells, fenced perimeters, and armed coverage.

The medical facilities within FMC encompass a range of specialized services, including a general acute care hospital, correctional treatment center, licensed elderly care unit, in-patient and outpatient psychiatric facilities, and a hospice unit for terminally ill inmates. Additionally, the facility provides housing and treatment for inmates identified with AIDS/HIV, along with general population and other special inmate housing.

For information regarding inmates and visiting hours, individuals may contact 614-445-5960. These facilities prioritize the health and well-being of inmates while maintaining the necessary security measures dictated by their correctional context.

The FMC is a medical treatment facility serving over 615 inmates across various custody levels, including Death Row. The center caters to inmates requiring extensive medical care beyond what regular prison staff can provide. It features two units for short-term care and a third unit for inmates with long-term medical needs, severe physical disabilities, or terminal illnesses necessitating palliative care.

Despite being primarily a healthcare institution, Franklin Medical Center offers a wide array of programs to inmates aimed at rehabilitation and skill development. These include Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, victim awareness, re-entry and release preparation, family life skills, GED and adult basic education courses, and vocational training in fields such as culinary arts, tailoring, animal training, and healthcare.

Unique programs at Franklin Medical Center include the CARE program, which offers palliative end-of-life care for terminally ill inmates, emphasizing holistic support and dignity in death. The Family Reunification Program fosters family bonds through special events like Mother's and Father's Day dinners, Family Night, and Inside Outside Dads, promoting connections both inside and outside prison walls.

Stephen Ministries engages trained volunteers, including inmates, to provide compassionate care to terminally ill patients in the CARE Unit, ensuring that no one faces the end of life alone. In addition to these specialized programs, Franklin Medical Center offers an extensive range of offender programs covering community services, academic education, vocational training, reentry preparation, mental health support, and religious programming, among others.

These initiatives reflect Franklin Medical Center's commitment to addressing not only the medical needs of its inmate population but also their holistic well-being and successful reintegration into society upon release.

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 ODRC - Franklin Medical Center (FMC).

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Visitation Information

FMC Zone A and B visitation is by reservation only. Reservations can be made by phone, email or by mail. For Zone A, visitors must arrive no later than 9 a.m. for morning sessions (7–10 a.m.) or 1 p.m. for afternoon sessions (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.). For Zone B, visitors must arrive no later than 10 a.m. for morning sessions (8–11 a.m.) or 1:30 p.m. for afternoon sessions (11:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to confirm hours before visiting.

  1. Each incarcerated adult will be allowed a maximum of four visits per month.
  2. Each incarcerated adult's approved visitor will be allowed to schedule only two visits per month (once the maximum of four is reached, no other visits will be scheduled for the month).
  3. Cancellation of visits must be done within 72 hours before the scheduled visit.
  4. Two no-shows for scheduled visits will result in forfeiture of scheduling for 30 days.
  5. All scheduled visits will count as one visit toward the four monthly visits (all-day visits will count as two visits).

In-Person Visitation Hours:
Zone A Male
Sun | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mon | 7–10 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 6–8 p.m.
Fri | 7–10 a.m.

Zone A Female
Sun | 7–10 a.m.
Tues | 7–10 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 6–8 p.m.
Thurs | 7–10 a.m.; 11 to 2 p.m.; 6–8 p.m.
Fri | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sat | 7–11 a.m.; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bedside Visits
Weds | 8:30–10:30 a.m.; Noon to 2 p.m.; 6–8 p.m.

Zone B
Available Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sat.
8–11 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Video Visitation Hours:
Available Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun.
8:30–10 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
5:30–8:30 p.m.

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