Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center Family & Friends Information

Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center

Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center
409 East Washington
Benton, IL 62812

618-438-2222

The Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center is the main jail in Franklin County Illinois. While the police in the cities and towns in Franklin County can arrest and detain offenders, the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center is the facility that is accredited by Illinois to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center is located at:
409 East Washington
Benton, IL 62812 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 618-438-2222.

The main reason that people call 618-438-2222 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Franklin County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Franklin County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center has approximately 480 bookings, with a daily average of 24 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 6.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Franklin County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the Illinois Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Franklin County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center

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.


 

How Do Inmates in Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Franklin County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center uses the service of Lattice Inmate Phone Systems for phone communication between inmates and their friends and family.

There are two different types of phone accounts you can sign up and pay for:

  • A PIN Debit Account is an 'inmate-controlled' prepaid debit account that allows inmates to place calls using funds maintained in the inmate's PIN Debit Account. The inmate can make calls to any telephone number. The inmate's family and friends can deposit money into an inmate's PIN Debit Account and you cannot control who the inmate calls, however the facility may have certain phone numbers blocked.
  • PrePaid Collect calls are collect calls that are paid for in advance. The inmate's family and friends can deposit money to their own home or cellular telephone number, and the inmate will only be allowed to call your number with these funds. Funds deposited into your Prepaid Collect account can also be used to leave voicemail messages for an inmate. 

Cost: The cost of phone calls ranges from $0.21 and $0.25 per minute.

If you are having difficulty accessing the website, there are two other methods for setting up, and paying for an inmate's phone account:

  • Depositing money by phone: Call 888-843-1972. Lattice accepts major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Agents are available 7:00AM to Midnight EST.
  • Depositing money by mail: Money Orders and Cashier's Checks only should be made payable to Lattice Incorporated and mailed to the following address:

Lattice Incorporated
PO Box 536
Collingswood, NJ 08108

  • When depositing money by mail, include your name, phone number and Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center, where your family or friend is currently residing.
  • Specify if the money is to be deposited into your PrePaid Collect Account or the inmate's Pin Debit Account.
  • If the deposit is for an Franklin County inmate's Pin Debit Account, please be sure to include the inmate's name and PIN number.

Support
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Phone - 888-843-1972
Contact online

For all the information regarding phone calls with Franklin County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Franklin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Illinois, then choose Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Franklin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Franklin County.


 

Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Illinois Franklin 24


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

409 East Washington
Benton, IL 62812


TELEPHONE NUMBER

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Juvenile's first and last name
Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center
409 East Washington
Benton, IL 62812


This facility, known as "Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center" is also known as Franklin County Juvenile Detention Ctr, Franklin County Juvenile Detention Ctr, Illinois, Franklin.