Who We Are
Franklin Correctional Center opened in 1939 as one of 61 prisons renovated or built when the State Highway Department assumed management of state prisons and put inmates to work building highways. Over the years, Franklin housed minimum custody adult males, medium security youth and served as a processing center for adult males. Franklin currently houses 480 adult male inmates.
In the 1970's, inmates built a recreation building and a unit with 28 single cells for putting inmates in administrative and disciplinary segregation. In 1988, lawmakers provided a 104 bed dormitory for Franklin as part of a $17.4 million prison construction program. Another 104 bed dormitory was added as part of the $55 million prison construction program authorized in 1989. Another 104 bed dormitory was provided as part of the $87.5 million prison construction program in 1993.
About Our Prison Ministry
Franklin Correctional Center in 1987, Correction Enterprises opened a plant to make highway and interstate signs at Franklin. It is the largest facility of its kind in the U.S. Forty-eight Enterprise employees supervise 210 inmates at the plant.