Franklin County Jail uses the services of Inmate Sales to allow text messaging communication between inmates and their friends and family.
Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
This product allows inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
Here's how it works:
Cost of Chirping:
Due to the ability of third party companies providing a secure environment for Franklin County Jail inmates and their contacts outside the facility to communicate digitally, this facility will now (or soon) be providing the ability for digital messaging.
Secure digital messaging allows for a delay between the emails of the inmate and their friends and family, so that the jail can scan the communication for illegal or other communications against their policies.
Note that all messages, both sent and received, will be saved and will be referred to in the inmate's existing or future criminal charges.
Complete instructions on how to sign up for this service for the Franklin County Jail, and how it works can be found below. Call 618-438-8211 if you have any questions.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Franklin County do the following:
1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.
2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.
To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Franklin County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.
To send a secure email message to an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:
- Chirping is the product name for inmate texting.
- This product allows Franklin County inmates to send chirps (texts) to friends and family members.
- Inmates will be charged a monthly service fee of $4.00.
- Inbound and Outbound Chirps are $0.10 each.
Inmate Sales Apps
Google Play app
For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Franklin County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Franklin County.
To receive phone calls from inmates in Franklin County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:
For all the information regarding phone calls with Franklin County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.
Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate at Franklin County Jail, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Franklin County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of Inmate Sales utilizing the following instructions:
In order to have a successful video visit with an inmate in Franklin County, these are the steps to follow:
* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Franklin County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.
Franklin County Jail Phone: 618-438-8211
To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Franklin County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Franklin County.
To deposit money online for an inmate in Franklin County Jail follow these steps:
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Franklin County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Franklin County.