Contacting an Inmate

Contacting by Mail

You may send mail via the U.S. Postal Service to any Venango County Inmate. Mail falls under the following rules:

  • The mail cannot include items such as, crayons, gel pens, glitter, music cards, stickers, cash, newspaper clippings (or photo copies), books with violence or gang affiliation, or hardback books.
  • All mail is searched for unauthorized items prior to the inmate receiving it.
  • You may not drop off any correspondence to inmates; it must go through the mail.
  • All mail must have a complete return address including name.

Address for Inmates

Address mail to inmates as follows:
(Inmate's Name)
Venango County Prison
1186 Elk Street
Franklin, PA 16323

Contacting by Phone

The inmates have the ability to make outside telephone calls to family and friends. These calls are made through Securus Technologies.

Phone calls are subject to the following rules and regulations:

  • The inmate may choose up to 10 people they wish to call while incarcerated.
  • Inmates are allowed to make collect calls from the institution during regular block out hours.
  • They cannot receive calls or make 3 way calls.

Responsibility for Charges

These calls are similar to collect phone calls in that you have to agree to accept the call and the charge is placed on your phone bill. The charges are comparable to those of collect calls so as not to be too expensive.

As the calls are comparable in expense to collect calls, they can add up very quickly. So please be careful in accepting any phone calls as you, not the inmate, are responsible for payment

Choosing Not to Receive Calls

If you do not want an inmate to call you, you can block the phone call by following the prompts when a call is placed to you.