Warm the Children, a campaign sponsored by local newspaper The Recorder, provides warm winter clothing to needy children in the area and has raised thousands of dollars for more than 25 years.
Read more … Commitment to Community
Patrick Dowd stands outside the Franklin County House of Correction on Elm Street in Greenfield, where he leads writing classes for inmates as his senior year community service project. (Recorder photo/Paul Franz)
Patrick Dowd of Greenfield is a senior at The Academy of Charlemont. He leads writing classes for inmates as his senior year community service project.
Read more … Helping Inmates Find Their Voices
Jay Gonzalez, Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance, at the newly opened Regional Dog Control and Adoption Center. Behind him is Sheriff Chris Donelan and Shelter Director Leslee Colucci of the Sheriff ’s Dept. Recorder Photo/Paul Franz
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Regional Dog Control and Adoption Center officially opened Wednesday with state officials touting the benefits of such shared municipal services. Jay Gonzalez, secretary of the state Executive Office for Administration and Finance, attended the grand opening of the shelter, established in part with state money through his office.
Read more … FCSO Opens Regional Dog Shelter
“Crooks” Clayton Brunette, Mike Forbes and Garry Krinsky mug for the camera in front of the old jail building at the Franklin County House of Corrections in Greenfield. Recorder photo/Trish Crapo
The grey skies and cold drizzle might have been helpful in masking a prisoner’s escape, but for runners in the annual Jail Break 5K foot race, it mostly meant wet shoes. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office's sixth annual race drew a crowd of runners and walkers to the staging area in the jail parking lot despite the morning’s cold and intermittent rain.
Read more … Jail Break 5K Run, Damp and Fast
Sheriff Chris Donelan and GCC President Bob Pura award certificates to inmates at the Franklin County House of Correction during a recent graduation ceremony.
Transition from Jail to Community is not just a concept; it is the title of a national reentry initiative that has selected the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office as its newest partner.
Read more … Franklin Sheriff's Office Chosen to Join National Reentry Initiative