Marion Correctional Institution


Lyneal Wainwright


740-382-5781 (Fax: 740-387-8736)


940 Marion-Williamsport Road Marion, OH 43302

Volunteers in Prison

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 Timothy Smith at 740-382-5781, ext. 2346 or via email.

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

Click here to view a complete listing of available programming/services (coming soon).


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.

Inmate Funds

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Video Visitation

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 for additional information


Visiting is available 7 days a week by reservation only.  Reservations can be made by calling 740-382-5781, selection Option #2, during the hours of 10:300 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; by completing the reservation form while on a visit and either mailing the form back or checking with visiting staff at the conclusion of the visit; by emailing your request to

  • Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Admittance for visits is 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • No holiday visitation.
  • Visiting hours are subject to change. Please call the institution to verify hours before planning a visit.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1954
Total Acreage 1,.032
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 446
Population (as of 6/1/16) 2,623

Unique Programs (25 and Under Programming)