Franklin County Jail – Malone, NY

Franklin County Jail is in Franklin County, NY and is the main jail for that county. Do you know someone at Franklin County Jail? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Franklin County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Franklin County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would help others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Jail
45 Bare Hill Rd
Malone, NY 12953

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 518-483-3304
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Franklin County Jail you have to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Franklin County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for may be in another jail you can check the other New York county jails in our New York County Jail Guide: New York County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking picture, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Franklin County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Franklin County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to stay the jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Franklin County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. First, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond.

To talk to a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Franklin County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some basic questions, such as your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call so you can contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. This process will take anywhere between 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get let go. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start a jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell them that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will have to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should visit the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Franklin County Jail phone number is: 518-483-3304

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected by staff, and will get returned if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Franklin County Jail:

Franklin County Jail
45 Bare Hill Rd
Malone, NY 12953

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Jail
45 Bare Hill Rd
Malone, NY 12953


The mail policy at Franklin County Jail can change, so review the official Franklin County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.

For more info on this subject, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket and all of the documents in the case. You are able to access your court records using the Franklin County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Franklin County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept and available to you at the Franklin County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Franklin County court magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to get your own copy of this report before your sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you will not find the street address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Franklin County,the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Franklin County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Franklin County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Franklin County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail at Franklin County Jail could change, so review the official Franklin County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Franklin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Franklin County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Franklin County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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