BOARD of VISITORS (BOV)
This is a new program for Franklin County Sheriff's Office / Franklin County Detention Center, implemented in 2019 by your Sheriff in order to invite the expertise of citizens in Franklin County, (specifically in the fields of technology, education, medical and mental health) to provide oversight and recommendations in the areas of public safety and security, jail staff safety, as well as inmate mental health and safety.
We would like to thank the Board of Visitors for their professionalism, time and dedication to improving the Franklin County Detention Center. We take the recommendations made by the board seriously. The first annual report (July, 2020) covered several areas with recommendations for:
Staff Recruitment and Retention
Upgrades to the Building and Technology
Medical and Mental Health Program Improvements
Inmate Community Reentry Improvements
Many of the recommendations in this report have been implemented (prior to receipt of the report), while others are being considered based upon urgency and budget restraints. The following covers some of those items recommended by the Board of Visitors and the current status (response) to each: