The Alvis House in Franklin County serves the city of Columbus and other smaller towns in Franklin. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Columbus OH, 43205-1601 in Franklin before traveling or booking hotels.
Prisons in OH like Alvis House can often make it difficult and costly for inmates to call the outside. Some prisons charge over $10 a minute to make a long distance phone call. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that will ring your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.us provides this service and you can reach them at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in OH will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Alvis House is a State Prison. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
Alvis House is in the EST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Alvis House with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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