Franklin Correctional Facility
Franklin Correctional Facility is a maximum-security facility for adult male inmates that is located in Malone, New York. This facility can house approximately 1,730 inmates and is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Franklin Correctional Facility
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visiting hours for the general population at Franklin Correctional Facility are on weekends and holidays between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm. You must arrive by 2:00 pm to visit.
Inmates with the last number of DIN 0-4 visits on Saturday & Inmates with the last number of DIN 5-9 visits on Sunday. This rotates every weekend. NOTE: Visits on holidays are not held to this schedule.
Inmates in the SHU are allowed one non-legal visit each week, and the SHU/Long-term Keeplock Schedule is Sunday through Saturday.
A maximum number of four visitors are allowed to visit an inmate at once. For more detailed visiting information, click here.
Before You Visit
You must be prepared to visit an inmate. Confirm that the inmate has visitation privileges and has not been transferred to another facility. Also, bring current photo identification, like a driver’s license or passport.
Double check the visiting schedule, so you arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours.
If you have made special arrangements with the facility, call before leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place. Be sure to check clothing and jewelry for compliance with the dress code.
If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, be sure you have a notarized statement from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items and be sure to remove these items before entering prison grounds. Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. Do not leave minor children waiting in the car or your visit will be ended.
Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility and do not bring anything into the visiting room to give to the offender.
Franklin Correctional Facility
62 Bare Hill Road
Malone, New York 12953
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/94kaQDyLRm2PpGpL6
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name, DOC Number
Franklin Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 10
Malone, New York 12953-0010
All mail sent to an inmate must be clearly marked with the offender’s name and Department Identification Number (DIN), and the sender's return address in the left top corner of the envelope. Envelopes may include personal letters and photographs.
Do not send:
- nude photographs
- Polaroid photos
- postage stamps
- letters from other people, except children
A limit of five pages of printed or photocopied materials may be received within a piece of regular correspondence. An individual newspaper clipping will be considered one page. To facilitate media review, do not tape, glue or paste clipping or pages together or to other pages.
How to Call an Inmate
You can’t call an inmate at the Franklin Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New York, please click here.
How to Send Money
Visitors at Franklin Correctional Facility can leave cash, money orders, and checks in the visitor deposit lockbox. In addition, JPay offers five additional ways for family and friends to send money to an inmate:
- Online: Log into JPay to deposit money using your credit or debit card.
- Mobile App: You can make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.
- Phone: Credit card deposits can be made by calling 1-800-574-5729.
- US Mail: Mail a check or money order with a JPay deposit slip to the JPay Lockbox:
PO Box 531190
Miami, Florida 33153
Deposit slip: ENGLISH ESPANOL
- MoneyGram: Make deposits using cash at MoneyGram locations using Receive Code 1317.
Programs For Inmates
Franklin Correctional Facility offers a variety of programs and services for inmates, and there are also industries on the grounds that employ inmates.
Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program provides individualized instruction. This is provided to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals who have reading and math scores below the sixth grade level on the Department's selected standardized test in reading, mathematics, and language arts in the context of real life adult problems and situations.
The goal of this program is to provide individuals with skills or competencies necessary to function successfully in contemporary society and to enable the participant to function at the sixth grade reading and mathematics level.
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
A cognitive behavioral intervention program designed to assist individuals in improving social skills, moral reasoning, coping with and reducing aggressive behavior through the use of self regulating exercises and mindfulness.
ART consists of three coordinated interventions: anger control training, structured learning, and moral reasoning. The program consists of five modules with 32 sessions.
Participants will learn to understand what causes them to feel angry and act aggressively, as well as techniques to reduce anger/aggressive behavior, self-regulate to stop "automatic" aggression, and to build skills that help make better choices.
The Building Maintenance program provides students with fundamental skills required to make minor repairs in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing, and weatherization. This course prepares the student with entry-level skills as a building superintendent.
In addition to the New York Theological Seminary's Masters of Professional Studies Program, Franklin offers on-site courses for incarcerated individuals to earn an Associate’s Degree from North Country Community College.
Compadre Helper Program
The Compadre Helper Program is a peer counseling course designed to provide incarcerated individuals with the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to help their peers and themselves cope with the psychological aspect of personal development based on Maslow’s self-actualizing philosophy. This program is offered in English and Spanish.
Program goals include:
- assisting participants in adjusting to the environment by supporting them in the process of self-inventory.
- teaching participants four basic helping skill clusters, including Attending Skills Cluster, Adding Skills Cluster, Confronting Skills Cluster, and Problem Solving Skills Cluster.
This course introduces students to the hardware and software components of computers. The main focus of the program is the operation of software, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
The goal of the Computer Operator course is to provide students with entry level skills to operate computers and work with software programs. Coding for web design is offered to advanced students.
The Custodial Maintenance Course emphasizes custodial services, including floor care, carpet and fabric care, upholstery care, window care, restroom care, and the safe use and operation of power cleaning equipment and sanitation chemicals.
The goal of this course is to provide students with competencies in entry level skills in commercial, institutional, and industrial cleaning and maintenance.
This course provides instruction in basic electricity with emphasis on installing and servicing of all types of residential and commercial wiring systems. Skills taught include code interpretation, installation and servicing of circuits and controls, use of testing equipment, reading of architectural drawings, and wiring schematics.
The goal of the Electrical Trades course is to provide students with entry level skills as an apprentice or electrician's helper.
The Floor Covering Course covers the installation of most floor covering materials including types of carpeting, floor tile, sheet goods, wall tile, and quarry slate. Students learn layout and measurement, floor preparation, maintenance and repair, and job estimation.
The goal of this course is to provide students with entry level skills which will enable them to be employed as a Floor Covering Mechanic. A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Core Certification Training Program are available.
The Garment Shop instructs participants in the use of sewing machines in the fabrication of garments. Garments produced are underclothing, shirts, trousers, and other articles. The participants learn to read manuals related to the use of sewing machines, and are required to repair the equipment used.
Students are provided an opportunity to acquire job skills and acceptable work habits by participating in a production oriented environment, operating equipment, and meeting production schedules and quality standards.
Horticulture refers to the production, care, management, and marketing of plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs and turf. Training includes instruction and practice in techniques and methods of plant propagation, transplanting, pruning, cultivation, fertilization, and greenhouse production, as well as plant identification and insect control.
Students learn basic landscape design through the use of brick, stone and wood in the construction of walks, walls and fences as well as the construction of new lawns, mowing, fertilization and insect and disease control. Instruction is given in operating various horticulture hand and power equipment, such as mowers, tractors, rototillers, and other garden tools.
The goal of the Horticulture course is to provide a student with entry level skills to be employable as Horticulturist or Groundskeeper.
Special Education Program
The Special Education Program provides intensive one-on-one and small group instruction to students under 21 years of age identified as having a disability. Instruction may be provided in a self-contained Special Education class, resource room or through the consultant teacher model.
The goal of this program is to tailor learning activities to the diagnosed needs of students with a disability to enable them to achieve learning objectives and, where appropriate, to successfully participate in the regular academic program.
To participate, students must have a disability and be 21 years old or under.
The Waste Management Program provides recycling and organic waste diversion and avoided cost services for the Department and selected municipalities.
Program goals include providing:
- solid waste disposal cost avoidance to the Department through procurement, recycling and organic waste composting strategies
- statutory compliance with solid waste regulations and benign environmental stewardship waste management practices
- relevant and productive inmate work experiences
Students are taught various techniques of arc, oxyacetylene, tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metallic inert gas (MIG) welding and cutting. They learn control of equipment in the various positions of welding, as well as many types of joints, beads, welds, and braces. This course includes blueprint reading and working from layouts and diagrams.
The goal of the Welding Course is to develop students' entry level skills as a welder.
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Careers at Franklin Correctional Facility
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