North Central Correctional Complex (privately operated)


Tom Watson


740-387-7040 (Fax: 740-387-5575)


670 Marion-Williamsport Road Marion, OH 43302

Volunteers in Prison

North Central Correctional Complex 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 Dean Mulvaine at 740-387-7040.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

The Prison Rape Elimination Act was passed in 2003 to protect individuals from prison rape.  Click here for more information.

Religious Services

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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 1812 Marion, OH 43302. Click here for Legal Mail information.

Inmate Funds

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Institution-Specific Visiting Information

Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance. Inmates in special management housing are permitted visitation only on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.




  • Main Institution - Wednesday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Camp - Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Visitors must be processed in no later than 1:30 p.m.
  • Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all State Holidays.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.


  • Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions.
  • Reservations are accepted 60 days in advance. 
  • Approved visitors may make a reservation in person, phone, email, or postal mail. 
  • Visits are by appointment only and reservations can be made at this site. Customer support for visiting reservations can be reached at: (855) 208-7349 or
  • Email reservations may be made at 
  • Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Visiting Room Reservations PO Box 1812 Marion, OH  43302-1812.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1994
Total Acreage 100
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 365
Population (as of 4/2/19) 2,427

Unique Programs


This program focuses on simple skills needed for daily living.  Some topics are:  Looking for Work, Decision Making, and Positive Alternatives to a previous lifestyle.

This program teaches financial responsibility. All participants who complete this program should be able to apply the following skills after being released into the community: budget their expenses and provide for themselves adequately for their day to day living; maintain a checking account, including the ability to write a check and keep a correct balance in their checking registry; set short term goals, and be able to determine if these are reasonable and learn to focus on what needs to be done to achieve the goals; and learn how to be prepared for unexpected expenses.


This program is designed to teach offenders a new way of thinking and point out errors in typical criminal and addictive thought patterns.  Some areas covered include decision making, learning consequences, and cause and effect.

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.

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Recycling Cardboard, Bi-Metal, Aluminum Cans, Paper
  • Raise Puppies for Pilot Dog Inc.
  • Palace Theater
  • City and County Schools
  • Member - Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
  • OhioReads


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Literacy Unit
  • GED
  • Special Education
  • Marion Technical College
  • Education Intensive Prison Program
  • Cabling Technology
  • Transitional Education Program

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Cook's Apprentice
  • Welding Apprentice
  • Building Maintenance Apprentice
  • Tailoring Apprentice
  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • Plumbing Apprentice


  • Graphics Shot Handling Mapping and Related CAD Work
  • Document Entry

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Turf Management
  • Auto Body Detailing
  • Computer Diagnostic and Repair


  • Adoptable Dog Program

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