Franklin County Sheriff

Inmate Information

Zero Tolerance Policy (PDF)


370 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215



2460 Jackson Pike
Columbus, Ohio 43223


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.

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

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

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

Effective June 27, 2016, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be implementing changes to ensure the safety of inmates, staff, and visitors.

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

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. 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.