The Franklin County Detention Center is located in Louisburg, North Carolina. It is attached to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. The purpose of this facility is to maintain the safe and secure custody of those persons who have not posted bond and are awaiting court hearings for criminal misconduct. Also those persons serving short term sentences imposed on them by the State Courts of Franklin County.
For more information about the Detention Center or visitation hours please contact us at 919.496.3731.
Jail Administrator: (TBA) 919.340.4326
Transportation: Lieutenant James Arrington 919.340.4334
First Sergeant: Avery Wilson 919.340.4364
Records/Inmate Funds: (TBA) 919.340.4362
Visitation days for inmates are Wednesdays and Thursdays *** times are dependent on inmate placement so please call for specific times.
On the day of visitation, the inmate will receive a sign up sheet to add two (2) visitors. We DO NOT give out visitor names over the phone. You must be present with photo ID before such information is released. At visitation time, you must present a photo ID before seeing an inmate. No child under the age of 4 is allowed to enter the visitation area. Visits are limited to twenty (20) minutes per inmate. To be added to an inmates's visitation list you must plan ahead and correspond with the inmate. We DO NOT relay messages to inmates.
*** For security reasons nothing may be brought into the facility for an inmate unless it is pertaining to a medical issue and approved by the nursing staff.
To add money to an inmate's account we have a lobby kiosk that accepts cash and credit cards or you can visit www.jailatm.com
DO NOT send cash money or checks to an inmate at this address. It will be returned to sender.
Mail for inmates incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail System must be mailed to the following address:
(Inmate's name as it appears in our database)
285 T Kemp Rd.
Louisburg, NC 27549
All incoming mail must have a return address, or it will be marked as dead mail and returned to the Post Office
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS IN INMATE CORRESPONDENCE
Any mail or contents that the Detention Center deems as unacceptable will be returned to sender. The following is a list of items that if sent by mail will not be accepted into the FCSO jail facilities. The list includes but is NOT limited to:
- Checks or money (currency)
- Polaroids, stickers, tape, plastic, wood, cloth, glass, ribbon, metal, magnets, staples, paperclips
- Illicit or enticing photos
- Material containing instructions for the manufacture of explosives, drugs, or other unlawful substances
- Material advocating violence within the facility
- Material advocating racial, religious, or national hatred
- Material advocating and encouraging sexual behavior that is criminal or in violation of the facility rules or detrimental to rehabilitaion
- Material that is pornographic, illicit, erotic, and enticing in nature
- Gang-related material such as signs and/or symbols
- Material that contains nudity or is sexually explicit in nature
- Perfume sprayed on the envelope or letter
- Glued contents, paperclips, clasps, staples
- Sticker address labels not allowed (handwritten only)
- Profanity on envelopes
- Music lyrics printed from the internet that are obscene, violent, or deemed inappropriate
- Newspaper clipping, pamphlets, stamps or envelopes
- Photocopies of books or magazines will not be accepted
Incoming certified or registered mail that requires a signature for receipt WILL NOT be accepted
Incoming mail must have the inmate's first and last name on the correspondence
Books will be accepted only if they are sent directly from a bookstore, publisher, or independent sellers. Inmates are allowed two (2) books per quarter.
ALL INMATES WHO RECEIVE MORE THAN THE ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF BOOKS AND MAGAZINES A DAY WILL BE RETURNED TO THE SENDER. HARDBACK BOOKS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Legal mail is exempt from standard procedures for inspection. The Detention Officer will open all legal mail in the presence of the inmate to check for contraband.
Any material received for inmates that violates FCSO policies, the officer will return the material to the sender or place it in the inmate's property bag.
Certain publications are banned because of inappropriate content.
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