740-382-5781 (Fax: 740-387-8736)
For US Postal: PO Box 57 Marion, OH 43301-0057; For FedEx or UPS: 940 Marion-Williamsport Road Marion, OH 43302
Marion Correctional Institution is committed to recruiting dedicated and resourceful volunteers to assist in reentry efforts by providing services to offenders. For additional information on these opportunities or the application process, please contact Michelle Turner at 740-382-5781, ext. 2224 or via email.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape. Click here for more information.
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Written correspondence to inmates must include the inmate's name and number on the envelope and be addressed to PO Box 57 Marion, OH 43301. If you are sending through UPS or FedEx, please use the physical address above.
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Marion Correctional Institution maintains video visiting kiosks in every general population housing unit. The hours of availability for video visits are as follows: 8:30 AM – 10:00AM and 12:00PM – 3:30PM. Visits are 30 minutes in duration; however, an additional 30 minutes can be requested if there is no one scheduled at the same kiosk immediately after the conclusion of the initial video visit. An approved visitor is defined as: a visitor that submitted an application for visitation, processing has been completed, and approval by institutional staff may request a video visit.
Approved visitors must create an account and register with JPay. When family members register to have a video visit, they are prompted by JPay through a series of steps to achieve their visit. Video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance of the time that they are requesting.
Approved visitors may visit www.jpay.com for additional information
Visiting is available seven days a week by reservation only. Approved visitors can make reservations online at https://ohdoc.gtlvisitme.com. Reservations must be made/cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Same day reservations and walk-ins are not accepted. There is no visitation on holidays.
Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Please arrive between 7:45 AM and 9:00 AM. Symptom screening and on-site COVID testing or presentation of proof of vaccination is required before entry. Visitors must wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Visitors with a no mask order must bring their original paperwork to the visit to verify the accommodation.
Visitors must be ages five and older. Up to two visitors are permitted at one time. All adults need a valid photo ID. For children, all required paperwork must be presented (birth certificate - Minor Child Authorization Form - Custody Papers, if needed).
Visiting hours are subject to change. Please call the institution to verify current information prior to your visit. We will assist with rescheduling if your visit is cancelled due to public emergency or pandemic concerns.
Administrative Professional and Support Career Technology
Black History Month Jazz Concert at Marion Correctional Institution
Marion Correctional Institution NAACP Unit 3286 Sponsors Program
Marion Correctional Institution WINC Sponsors Brown Bag Lunch
African American History Event at Marion Correctional Institution
Periodic educational, recreational, community-building events which bring together young men and those who support them to explore their "IT."
Mentorship focusing on self transcendence, communal self-awareness and introspection.
Kairos is an encounter with the Christian Community at a retreat weekend. It continues with a six-month mentoring program after the initial weekend.
The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library. A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.
A peer led group designed to challenge the negative principles and values of a criminal lifestyle.
Food service manager apprenticeship that includes daily restaurant business operation.
Pastoral training institute.
Housing unit providing reentry programming and job skill opportunities.
Barista training program that includes coffee business operation.
Recovery Services modified therapeutic community.
MCI specific and community recycling initiative.