Franklin County Correctional Facility II

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Franklin County Correctional Center I (also known as Franklin County Main Jail or FCCCI)[1][2][3] is a 650-bed medium-maximum security correctional facility located in Columbus, Ohio.[3] It is located at 2460 Jackson Pike, Columbus, OH 43223. It opened in 1986.[4]


The jail came under fire in March 2009 when allegations came forward that a sheriff's deputy enlisted an inmate to touch a sandwich with his genitalia, then fed the sandwich to a fellow inmate. The inmate consuming the sandwich was then shown a cell phone picture of the first inmate's genitalia touching the sandwich.[5] The deputy, Joseph Cantwell, pleaded guilty to two health code violations on September 9, 2009.[6]

In late 2017, news reports indicate jailers at the facility had repeatedly used Tasers to torture prisoners. Sergeant Mychal Turner used the device most often, including illegally on mentally-ill prisoners. He was promoted to the rank of major and command of the site.[7]


  1. ^ "Bureau of Adult Detention" (PDF). Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. 
  2. ^ "Franklin County Correctional Center II". Franklin County Public Facilities Management. 
  3. ^ a b "Franklin County Correctional Centers". NCJRS. 
  4. ^ "Organizational Chart". Official Web Site. Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sheriff Calls Food Tampering Allegations 'Disheartening'". 10tv News. 
  6. ^ "Ohio ex-deputy pleads to health code violations in alleged tampering with inmates sandwich". Taragana. 
  7. ^ Szep, Jason; Soo, Linda (19 December 2017). "Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters". Reuters. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 

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