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Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin Visitation Center

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Last Updated: October 25,2019

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 Hours

Harris County TX Inmate Processing - Franklin - Visitation at 1201 Franklin St # 5, Houston, TX

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 713-755-1048 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

General 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