Prisoners sentenced in Franklin county are generally sent to Swanton Correctional Industries in the city of Swanton, Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Swanton VT, 05488-8531 in Franklin before traveling or booking hotels.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Call your inmate to get details about mail, visitation and approved prison call times. Each type of facility in VT will have its own rules. Your loved one will generally always know the rules for that facility.
Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Swanton Correctional Industries with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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