Franklin Medical Center


Norman Robinson


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


1990 Harmon Avenue Columbus, OH 43223

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.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

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

Religious Services

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Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 23658 Columbus, OH 43223.

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 click here.

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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.

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FMC Zone A and B is by reservation only.  Reservations can be made by phone )614-445-5960 and the following prompt: for visiting press #5), email or by mail to Franklin Medical Center P. O. Box 23658 Columbus, OH 43223.

Zone A Information

Effective July 10, 2016, the visiting procedures and hours at the Franklin Medical Center Zone A will be as follows: 

1.   Each inmate will be allowed a maximum of 4 visits per month.

2.   Each inmate’s approved visitor will be allowed to schedule only two visits per month (once the maximum of 4 is reached, no other visits will be scheduled for the month).

3.   Cancellation of visits must be done within 72 hours prior to the scheduled visit.

4.   Two (2) no shows for scheduled visits will result in forfeiture of scheduling for 30 days.

5.   All scheduled visits will count as one visit toward the 4 monthly visits (all day visits will count as two (2) visits).

Morning session 7:00am – 10:00am (visitors must arrive no later than 9:00am to be permitted in for this session). Afternoon Session 11:00am – 2:00pm (visitors must arrive no later than 1:00pm to be permitted in for this session).

Sunday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m - Females; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Males.

Monday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m - Males; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Males; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Males.

Tuesday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m - Females; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Females; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Females.

Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m - Bedside visits; 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Bedside visits; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Bedside visits.

Thursday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Females; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Females; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Females.

Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Males; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Females.

Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Females; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Females

Zone B Information

Zone B visiting is available Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am - 11am (must arrive by 10am to be permitted) and also 11:30am - 2:30pm (must arrive by 1:30pm to be permitted). Visiting is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and all state holidays. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit. 

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1993
Total Acreage 8
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 553
Population (as of 6/1/16) 648

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