Chief Deputy Penny Perry-balonier
Chief Perry-Balonier began her law enforcement career with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in 1995. In 2003 she was promoted to corporal and continued to move up through the ranks. During her career, she has worked in the Corrections Division and Patrol Division-Communications Center. In 2012 she was appointed to Major of the Corrections Division. She was then appointed to her current position of Chief Deputy for the Corrections Division in 2017. She is a graduate of Northwestern University - School of Police Staff and Command, and the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA). She has served as a mentor for the Jail Executive Development Program (JEDP) and has also served as a mentor for the NJLCA. She was a track manager for the 2017 American Jail Association (AJA) Conference and will serve on several committees for the 2018 AJA Conference. She was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the AJA Board of Directors. Chief Perry-Balonier oversaw the Green Task Force Team, Facility Improvement Committee, and the Community Service Crews. In addition to her current position, she is a founding member of the Women in Leadership Chapter for the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. She is an active member of the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association (BSSA), and serves on the Medical/Mental Health and Community Corrections Committee, the National Sheriff's Association (NSA), and American Jail Association.
Inmate information Search
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has implemented a new online inmate information search.
New Automated Inmate Information Search
The following information is now available through the link listed above. Please be advised that any bond information should still be obtained through the Clerk of Courts office.
- Current Inmates
- Current Charges
- Current Case Numbers
- Current Location for visitation
- Court Dates
The Franklin County Sheriff and Corrections Divsion Staff are committed to providing a safe and secure place of detention in the least restrictive environment possible to ensure the safety of the public. The Corrections Division strives to operate in accordance set forth by the United States Constitution, Ohio Revised Code, Bureau of Adult Detention Standards, and applicable court decisions. In addition, the Division seeks to maintain the standards for inmate health care established by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
The Sheriff and Corrections Division Staff are governed by responsibilities to the judicial system, Franklin County communities, and the inmates remanded to the Sheriff's custody. The Division aspires to operate as a nationally recognized facility.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Division of Corrections is devoted to reducing recidivism and increasing public safety through effective reentry programs.
The main operational philosophy practiced within the Division of Corrections is Strategic Inmate Management, which promotes the principles of direct deputy-to-inmate interaction. this philosophy has been proven to be an effective approach to inmate supervision; with results being a safer, more humane environment for both inmates and staff. Strategic Inmate Management principles include:
- Assessing the risk and need each inmate presents to develop strategies to more effectively manage their behavior.
- Using the risk and need assessments to make informed housing decisions and classify inmates to facilitate behavior management.
- Provides services to avoid behavior problems that can result from a perceived deficiency of basic human needs.
- Defining and conveying expectations for inmate behavior.
- Supervising inmates to ensure inmate behavior meets Division expectations.
- Keeping inmates occupied with productive activities.
Programming and security procedures must co-exist to ensure effective and efficient operations. Since most inmate will be returning to the community, opportunities for developing the skills necessary for self-sufficiency and address criminogenic needs are provided through social, psychological, educational, vocational, and spiritual programs. Health care, housing and social supports are key components for effective reentry.
Staff assigned to the Division of Corrections receive specialized training in Crisis Intervention, Strategic Inmate Management, Interpersonal Communications, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid, and Cultural Diversity which supports the Divisions operating philosophy. Staff are also afforded equitable career opportunities which foster professional development, job satisfaction, and a quality work environment.
The vision of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Division of Corrections, focuses on actively managing inmate behavior to produce a jail operation that is safe and secure for the inmates, its staff and visitors.
Units under Corrections
Franklin County Corrections Center I
370 S. Front Street Columbus, OH 43215
Facility Commander: Major Paul Bryant
Prisoner Information for F.C.C.C. I
Phone: (614) 525-3368
Fax: (614) 525-4327
Medical Office: (614) 525-3465
Social Services: (614) 525-3903
Corrections Chaplain: (614) 525-3394
Commissary Services: (614) 525-7133
Food Services: (614) 525-3325
Visitation: (614) 525-3383
Identification Bureau: (614) 525-3835
370 S. Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 525-5785
Fax: (614) 525-5080
Division Commander: Chief Deputy Penny Perry-Balonier
Franklin County Corrections Center II
2460 Jackson Pike Columbus, OH 43223
Facility Commander: Major Mychal Turner
Prisoner Information for F.C.C.C. II
Phone: (614) 525-7100
Fax: (614) 525-7620
Medical Office: (614) 525-7615
Social Services: (614) 525-7139
Corrections Chaplain: (614) 525 3792
Commissary Services: (614) 525-7133
Food Services: (614) 525-7136
Visitation: (614) 525-7131
Identification Bureau: (614) 525-6227