Franklin County Sheriff

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Franklin County Sheriff Information

The Franklin County Sheriff is a 4 bed jail in the city of St. Albans, Franklin County, Vermont.

This page provides information on how to search for an inmate in the official jail roster, or by calling the facility at 802-524-2121, 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.

Phone: 802-524-2121

Physical Address:
387 Lake Street
St. Albans, VT 05478

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How Do You Find Someone in the Franklin County Sheriff?

To search for an inmate in the Franklin County Sheriff, review their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits, or even view their mugshot, go to the Official Vermont Prison Inmate Roster, also known as Jail Tracker, or call the Franklin County Sheriff at 802-524-2121 for the information you are looking for.

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The Franklin County Sheriff maintains an average of 4 offenders in custody on any given day. The Franklin County Sheriff 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 Vermont law enforcement agencies arrest and detain approximately 9,080 offenders.

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About the Franklin County Sheriff
All inmates from Franklin County will serve their final sentence at the Northwest State Correctional Facility. It is a large facility that provides jail services for Franklin County along with the surrounding communities. Several of the small jails that are throughout Vermont were closed in favour of larger facilities that can make use of combined resources and budgets to provide full service detention centres that operate around the clock and are fully staffed at all times. With a up to date and integrated security system the facility offers minimum and medium security cell blocks and can house inmates from directly after their arrest or beginning after their sentencing. For safety reasons those who are on segregation will have visits only via video and they need to have appointments booked directly through the jail itself. Other visits occur on weekends and are scheduled by the first letter of the last name of the inmates. These hours begin at 8:30am and run until 10:30am, then again from 1pm until 3pm. Visits are limited to half an hour to ensure that all inmates can receive visits from their loved ones, and each visitor must be approved before the visit as well as pass the security check when they arrive to ensure they are not bringing any contraband into the facility. Phones are available to inmates on a daily basis, and they can access the phone banks from 10am until 10pm, to ensure they can remain in contact with their support systems outside of incarceration.
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Recent Bookings & Arrests

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

To find out if someone you know has been recently arrested and booked into the Franklin County Sheriff, call the jail’s booking line at 802-524-2121.

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 Sheriff 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 Sheriff?

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 Vermont 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 Sheriff 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 Sheriff 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 Sheriff
Inmate Visitation

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Inmate Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 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 Sheriff?

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Video Remote Visitation Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Money Accounts

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Inmate Money and Trust Fund Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Phone Contact

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Inmate Phone Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Mailing an Inmate

How do I Mail an Inmate in the Franklin County Sheriff, 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 Sheriff’s Inmate Mail Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Commissary

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Commissary Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Texting and Emailing an Inmate

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

We’ve compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for everything you need to know about Franklin County Sheriff’s Text and Email Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Inmate Tablets

Do Inmates in the Franklin County Sheriff 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 Sheriff’s Tablet Policies, Rules and Guidelines. If you still have questions after reviewing these FAQs, call 802-524-2121 for further assistance.

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Are there photos of the Franklin County Sheriff? 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
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Other Jails Nearby

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

Franklin Orleans Grand Isle Lamoille Chittenden
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Search for an Inmate in Franklin County

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