Booking area open in new Franklin County Jail

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. -- The first handful of inmates were booked into Franklin County Jail this afternoon using the new booking area.

Until now, inmates were still processed through the old booking area. And then escorted outside to the new jail.

The new booking area has multiple holding cells, as well as a few maximum security rooms for dangerous inmates.

The Franklin County Jail can now offer visitation during the week instead of just on weekends.