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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Franklin Medical Center

Address

P. O. Box 23658
1990 Harmon Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Phone

(614) 445-5960; Fax (614) 445-7040

Email for General Inquiries

Victoria.Hubbard@odrc.state.oh.us

 

Warden

Video Tour

Directions

Francisco Pineda

Institutional Information

Date Opened 1993
Total Acreage 8
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 372
Total Staff 558
FY 13 GRF Budget
$45,011,968
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Population as of 4/14 473
Black Inmates 183
White Inmates 285
Other Inmates 5
Escapes/Walkways 2013 0
Security Levels 1    -  
2    -  
3    -  
4A  - 
4B  -
Death Row -
409
 50
 11
 0
 1

 2
     

Visiting -

FMC Zone A and B is by reservation only.  The following is the information needed to schedule visits:

  • Phone: 614-445-5960 and the following prompt: for visiting press #5

  • Email: DRC.VisitationFMC@odrc.state.oh.us

  • Mail: Franklin Medical Center
            P. O. Box 23658
            1990 Harmon Avenue
            Columbus, OH 43223

Zone A

  • Seven days a week
  • Monday - Short Term Inmates - Male and Female (visitors must be on the inmate's approved visiting list as established at their parent institution)
    Times:
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • 3 South Visiting Room
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - Bedside visits - Male and Female (Note: Only one visitor per slot/timeframe)
    Times:
    • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Male and Female
    Times:
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Zone B

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    Times:
    • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (cut off time 9:50 a.m.)
    • 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (cut off time 2:00 p.m.)
     

Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.

Video Visitation

The Franklin Medical Center is equipped with video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 8:30 AM-10:00AM; 11:30AM – 3:30PM; and 5:30PM – 8:30PM and days are Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit.

Only approved visitors are permitted to schedule video visits.  Individuals must verify with the respective offender their visiting status.  Once approved, individuals may contact JPay to create an account.  JPay will then give instructions on how to proceed in setting up the video visit.  Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requested. Visiting is a privilege we want all to enjoy and the expectation is that all institutional rules that apply to in-house visits will apply to video visits. The institution does have the ability to monitor all video visits. Visit www.jpay.com for additional application and fee information.

Phone Calls

Inmate Funds

A kiosk is available in the front entry building of the institution (Zone A).  Approved visitors may deposit funds into an offender trust account or PIN Debit phone account using the kiosks.  For additional information on inmate funds or other deposit options please visit http://www.drc.ohio.gov/web/inmate_funds.htm

 

Correspondence

Volunteers in Prison

The Franklin Medical Center is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders.  For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Victoria Hubbard at 614-445-5960, ext. 2019 or via email at Victoria.Hubbard@odrc.state.oh.us 

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Unique Programs

  • Three Medical Units provide inpatient medical services to inmate-patients in need of intensive skilled medical and nursing care. Two units house patients with short-term needs. The third unit provides specialized care for those patients with significant long-term medical needs and/or with significant physical disabilities.
  • The CARE (Creating A Responsive Environment for the Terminally Ill) program provides palliative and holistic end-of-life care for inmates suffering from advanced terminal illness. A multidisciplinary team addresses the medical, mental health, spiritual and daily assistance needs of each inmate-patient. The involvement of family members and Stephen Ministry community volunteers and inmate companions also support the program's goal of providing the inmate the opportunity to die with dignity.
  • The Family Reunification Program encompasses special events designed to strengthen family bonds. These include annual Father/Child Father's Day, Teen Event, Birthday and Holiday celebrations, Mother's Day programs and Family Worship opportunities that bring families together for days of talking, sharing and fun activities.

Inmate Programs

Community Service

  • Purebred Rescue Organization of Ohio
  • Pilot Dogs
  • Crayons to Computers

Apprenticeship

  • Animal/Dog Trainer
  • Cook
  • Building Maintenance
  • Electrician
  • Janitorial
  • Nursing Aide Program
  • Health Care Sanitary Technician
  • Landscape Management Technician
  • Material Coordinator

 

Social Service

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Religious Programming
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Mental Health Programming
  • Reentry
  • Victim Awareness
  • Release Preparation
  • Thinking for Change
  • Responsible Family Life Skills

Academic

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Pre-GED
  • GED
  • Tutorial Services

Religious Services