Franklin County Jail

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Franklin County Jail Information

The Franklin County Jail is a 40 bed jail in the city of Farmington, Franklin County, Maine. Offenders arrested for misdemeanors and felonies in this county are brought here for booking and processing, and if their crime requires it, are incarcerated until they either get bail or are released from custody on their own recognizance.

Those who are found guilty and sentenced to a term of less than one year, will do their time in this county. Those sentenced to longer terms will be sent to either the Maine State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 207-778-3032, directions to the facility, and inmate services such as the visitation schedule and policies, funding an inmate's account, mailing them a letter, receiving phone calls from an inmate, voicemail, emailing and texting, tablet rentals, bail bond instructions, and commissary purchases.

It's always a good idea to find out and save the inmate's jail ID number or booking number as you may need this for sending mail or other communication needs. If you can't locate it online, you can call the Franklin County Jail at 207-778-3032 to get it.

Phone: 207-778-3032

Physical Address:
121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's Full Name
Franklin County Jail
121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938

Mailing Address (legal mail or subscriptions):
Inmate's Full Name
Franklin County Jail
121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938

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How Do You Find Someone in the Franklin County Jail?

To search for an inmate in the Franklin County Jail, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Jail Inmate Roster, or call the jail at 207-778-3032 for the information you are looking for. You can also look up Criminal Court Records online for Franklin County or any other Maine county through Maine eCourts.

Franklin County Jail Inmate Search

The Franklin County Jail maintains an average of 40 offenders in custody on any given day. The Franklin County Jail has a monthly turnover of 40% of their inmate population, another 30% turnover every 90 days, another 20% every six months, and approximately 10% stay incarcerated between six and twelve months. Every year Franklin County law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 800 offenders.

The following charts of Franklin County inmate population demographics are updated daily. The information shown is for today. For research purposes we have broken down the inmates by sex, age, ethnicity, and criminal charges.

The information is compiled from the Franklin County Corrections Department, the state of Maine Department of Corrections, as well as the United States Department of Justice and Census Bureau records. It represents every person in custody in Franklin County.

For complete information on how to get directions, bond, visit, mail, send and receive email and texts, receive phone calls, and send money or commissary to an inmate, find arrest information for Franklin County and other counties surrounding this one, scroll down this page. We have a section for each.

We also provide photos of the jail that we have collected over the years.

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About the Franklin County Jail

The Franklin County Jail in Maine has a capacity of 40 beds. The jail has been operational since 1999 and hosts inmates from various cities within the county. The Franklin County Jail in Maine is located at 121 County Way, Farmington, ME 04938.

The Franklin County Jail in Maine has visitation hours, but they may vary and are subject to change. They do allow one 30-minute visit each day, It is recommended to call the jail at 207-778-3032 or scroll down this page to confirm the visitation hours and rules.

There have been reports of issues with the jail's conditions, including complaints from deputies and inmates about the stench and safety problems. In 2015, a Maine Board of Corrections official warned of major financial and safety problems in the state's unified county jail system, which includes Franklin County. In 2021, the jail reopened to full capacity after being closed for a short period of time.

The Franklin County Jail is a medium-security detention center that houses inmates ranging from low-level misdemeanor offenders to those awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. The jail has been operational since 1999 and offers various programs to inmates. In 2015, the jail was relicensed to take back its inmates and has created space to accommodate them. The jail's vision is to be the model of a small county adult detention facility and represent the best attributes of the community it serves.

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Recent Bookings & Arrests

How do I find out if someone has been arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail?

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail, call the jail’s booking line at 207-778-3032.

There may be an automated method of looking them up by their name over the phone, or you may be directed to speak to someone at the jail. Sometimes the jail staff may ask you the offender’s date of birth to ensure privacy of the offender’s status.

Keep in mind that after an arrest, the information on an offender may not be publicly available for several hours.

If you don’t want to check up on an offender by calling the jail, you can also try looking up people recently booked online.

Franklin County Jail Booking Roster

What happens during booking in Franklin County?

After being arrested and taken into custody, and after being read their Miranda Rights, an offender will next be transported to the local police or department or the Sheriff’s Department in Franklin County for booking.

Booking is very involved and requires multiple steps in the process, however, keep in mind that most attorneys will advise that an offender remain silent and not offer any additional information about the crime they have been arrested for because anything they do say may be recorded and may very well be used against them in court.

What is the booking process like at the Franklin County Jail?

Booking includes having their photo (mugshot) and fingerprints taken, as well as being asked a lot of questions about their personal history and state of mind. If it’s a serious felony, their DNA may also be taken. They will also be checked for warrants in Franklin County and other Maine and USA jurisdictions.

If the offender was arrested for a DUI offense, and has refused a breathalyzer test, they may also be forced to have blood drawn by a doctor or nurse.

It is also very likely that the offender will undergo a humiliating full body search while in the nude. This includes bending over, spreading their cheeks in the direction of an officer, and coughing. They will also be walked through a metal detector or x-ray machine, like those used at an airport.

What kind of questions are asked during booking?

The arresting jurisdiction will ask about gang affiliations, tattoos, medical conditions, prescribed medication they are taking, recreational drugs they are on or addicted to, allergies, if they are suicidal, and other relevant information that will help with determining their cell assignment and special needs.

What happens to an offender’s personal property during booking?

During the arrest and booking process an offender will also have all their personal property confiscated and held for either their release from jail, or with the offender’s approval, released to a friend or family member.

Personal property includes the clothing they are wearing, money, wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry, body rings, earrings, watches, and even glasses if they are deemed a security risk. If they are allowed to keep their shoes or sneakers, the laces are removed.

What happens after booking?

At this point the offender will be allowed to make a free phone call to a person of their choice to notify them of their arrest, and/or arrange a bond or bail for their release.

If the offender is being detained and housed while awaiting arraignment, the Franklin County Jail will provide a jail garment and slip-on shoes, a blanket, sheets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a towel.

Often, before they are dressed in the jail outfit and brought to their housing location, they will be forced to take a shower and undergo a disinfectant treatment for body and hair lice, scabies or other pests that may be residing on their person.

How long does the Franklin County Jail Booking process take?

Booking can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours or more. It all depends on the number of people that are awaiting processing, the number of staff on duty at the time, and the behavior of the offender.

If the offender is heavily intoxicated and/or violent, the Booking Officer may decide to stick the offender in a holding cell for several hours until they become more manageable.

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Directions / Map to the Franklin County Jail
Inmate Bail and Bonding

Posting Bail for an inmate in the Franklin County Jail

  • If you wish to post someone’s bail you will need to come in person to the Franklin County Detention Center, 121 County Way, Farmington, Maine.
  • You will need the inmate’s name, the bail amount (in cash), and the Bail Commisioner’s fee (in cash). Call 207-778-3032 for this information or look it up online.

After your arrival at the Correctional Facility the following process will occur:

  • The bail amount will be verified by a Correctional Officer.
  • You will be instructed to wait in the Correctional Facility Lobby until the Bail Commissioner arrives.
  • The Intake Officer will contact a Bail Commissioner.
  • The Bail Commissioner will meet with you in the lobby to receive the bail money and complete the documents.
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Inmate Visitation

How Do You Visit an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail? What is the Schedule?

Franklin County Jail Visitation Schedule

121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938
207-778-3032

  • Each inmate can have ONE visit each day for 30 minutes, with up to two people at a time, limited only by available space and staff.
  • Each inmate MUST fill out a request for visitors list upon intake for visiting approval.
  • Each inmate may list up to 6 visitors.
  • Appointments can be made by calling the staff 24 hours in advance at 207-778-3032.
  • All visits shall be NO CONTACT. A visiting schedule will be posted in the dayroom of each housing area.
  • Professional visits are also allowed and  consist of visits from Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Officers of the Court, Clergy, Counselors, etc.
  • Any exceptions to the schedule for professional visits will be with the approval of the on duty Shift Supervisor and/or the Jail Administrator. 

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Remote Video Visitation

Can I Use My Computer or Phone to Have a Remote Video Visit with an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

How Do You Deposit Money for an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail?

Depositing Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Franklin County Jail

Whatever cash the inmate has on their person when booked into the facility will automatically deposited and credited to their account. When released any money left in the account will be returned to them in the form of a check from the Sheriff's Department or the Franklin County Jail Trust Account. There may be circumstances where the inmate can give permission to have his money released to a family member or friend.

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.


Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person.
Never send cash. Always send a Money Order or Cashier's Check from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Mail to the Franklin County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name
Franklin County Jail
121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938

Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 207-778-3032 to ask any questions about this.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

How Do I Receive Phone Calls from an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail?

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Franklin County Jail

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.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail, and what can I send them?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

Can I purchase Commissary Online for an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail, and what can I purchase?

Depositing Money in an Inmate's Commissary Account at Franklin County Jail

Whatever cash the inmate has on their person when booked into the facility will automatically deposited and credited to their account. When released any money left in the account will be returned to them in the form of a check from the Sheriff's Department or the Franklin County Jail Trust Account. There may be circumstances where the inmate can give permission to have his money released to a family member or friend.

Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person. 
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.


Option 2 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person.
Never send cash. Always send a Money Order or Cashier's Check from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Mail to the Franklin County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name
Franklin County Jail
121 County Way
Farmington, ME 04938

Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 207-778-3032 to ask any questions about this.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

How Can I Communicate with an Inmate in the Franklin County Jail using an Online Messaging Service?

Franklin County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.




Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation').

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the Securus app. (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

What is the cost of sending inmate messages?

  • Send a text Message - 1 stamp
  • Purchase a reply for your inmate - 1 stamp
  • Attach up to 5 photos - 1 stamp each photo
  • Share up to 5 eCards - 1 stamp each eCard
  • Send just a photo with no text - 1 stamp
  • Send a 30 second VideoGram - 3 stamps

What can your inmate do with digital 'stamps'?

  • Reply to your eMessage if you attach a return stamp
  • Receive transferred stamps you share with them (no cost to transfer)
  • When available, they can purchase their own stamps from their Inmate Debit Account


Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Mailing Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Franklin County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Franklin County inmate, do the following:

Franklin County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Franklin County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Franklin County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Franklin County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Franklin County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Franklin County Jail have Access to Tablets or Computers?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Jail’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 207-778-3032 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Franklin County Jail? What does it look like?
Other Jails in Franklin County

What are the other City and County Jails in Franklin County?

Franklin County County Jails
Franklin County Juvenile Facilities
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Other Jails Nearby

What are the other Jails in the Neighboring Counties surrounding Franklin County?

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Search for an Inmate in Franklin County

This facility, known as "Franklin County Jail" is also known as Franklin County Sheriff, Franklin County Jail, Maine, Franklin.