Benton, IL Franklin County Jail View

The Franklin County Jail, located at 209 W. Main St. in Benton, is the former county jail of Franklin County, Illinois. The jail was built in 1905–06 to replace the county's previous jail, which was built in the 1840s after the county seat moved to Benton. Architect Joseph W. Royer designed the jail; the brick building features limestone trim, a hip roof with gabled dormers, and a front porch which was rebuilt in 1997. The building also included the county sheriff's residence, an arrangement which allowed for the sheriff to continuously watch the prisoners. The jail housed prisoners until 1990, when a new jail was constructed after the State of Illinois condemned the old building. The Franklin County Historic Preservation Society has since converted the old jail to a historic museum.[2] The jail building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It is one of three listed properties in Franklin County. The other two are the Sesser Opera House, in Sesser and the West Frankfort City Hall, in West Frankfort.

Franklin County Jail Contact Details

Address: 403 E Main St., Franklin, IL
City: Benton
Zip: 62812
Phone 1: 618-438-4841
Phone 2: 618-438-8211
Type: County Jail

Mailing to Franklin County Jail Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Monday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

How to Send Money to Franklin County Jail

Family and friends can send money to inmates at Franklin County Jail through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.