Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction – Greenfield, MA

Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction is located in Franklin County and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody in Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction? This site will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction intake procedures. Franklin County court information. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction
160 Elm St.
Greenfield, MA 1301

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 413-774-4014
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction you will have to navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for might be in another jail you should check our guide to other Massachusetts jails: Massachusetts County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake picture, is a photo taken by the police when you get booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction. When viewing online you will have to enter their full name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction site? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be allowed to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in the visitation log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
The Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction visitation procedures frequently change, so you should visit the official Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 413-774-4014

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by staff, and will be returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction is:

Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction
160 Elm St.
Greenfield, MA 1301

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction
160 Elm St.
Greenfield, MA 1301


The inmate mail policy at Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction can change, so be sure to check the the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated court system in Franklin County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about how to find an attorney, read: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Franklin County court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Franklin County court magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case. They do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to see a copy of this report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to see the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are connected and you can track criminal histories from another state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not learn if they had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Franklin County,the Franklin County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction is quite unpleasant, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following 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 & House Of Correction, 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 & House Of Correction 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 procedure to send funds to Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction inmates changes, so you should review the the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction website when you send funds to an inmate 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 & House Of Correction

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Franklin County Jail & House Of Correction, 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 & House Of Correction

    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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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