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Columbus is home to the Alvis House. This prison serves Franklin County County and surrounding areas. Alvis House is a state prison, serving Columbus and surrounding areas. Be sure to check that an inmate is at a location and can receive visitors before making travel plans.

Calling an inmate can be difficult and costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute to make long-distance calls. The best way to avoid these fees is to set up a local phone number that has the same area code as the jail but rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Globaltel provides this service and you can reach them at Inmate Calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit Jail Postcards.

City Jails generally house people who have been recently arrested and/or those awaiting trial. Many inmates may also be serving shorter sentences following trial, while others may serve time there while awaiting transfer to longer term state our county prison facilities. Each type of prison or jail facility will have different visiting hours and rules and procedures for visiting. It’s important to get set up with phone service so you can get these details about these jail visitation times and procedures from your inmate.

Alvis House is a state prison, so most Ohio state prison inmates at Alvis House will be serving longer sentences for more serious crimes than those held in City Police Jails or County Prisons. Incarceration in a State prison is hard on inmates and their families. Inmates will need regular funding for their commissary accounts to purchase items like postage, phone calls and even items like soap and toothpaste. This can be an extra burden on their family, so setting up a discount prison call account to avoid the fees jails charge for long distance calls is important. This can be set up at thru Globaltel’s local jail call service at Inmate Calls. Getting friends and family to chip in to regularly fund the inmate’s commissary account can also ease the financial burden on those now left to support their household on their own.

Alvis House is in the EST time zone. It’s important for families of inmates to help each other with information and tips about the prison facility they are in. You can leave comments and tips below about the best places to stay when visiting your inmate as well comments about any local service organization not already on our list of those available to help local families of inmates. We urge you to add your own comments about Alvis House below. “

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1991 Bryden Rd, Columbus, OH 43205-1601

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39.959973, -82.947615