Marion Correctional Institution Officer of the Year

Marion Correctional Institution


Lyneal Wainwright


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

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 Michelle Turner at 740-382-5781, ext. 2224 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. If you are sending through UPS or FedEx, please use the physical address above.

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 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM; 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; or by emailing your request to (please give up to 2 business days for a response). 

§  There are two visiting sessions daily. The morning session is from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM (must enter by 9:30 AM) and the afternoon session is from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (must enter by 2:00 PM).

§  You may schedule one visiting session (morning or afternoon).

§  No holiday visitation.

§  In your visiting request, please include the name of the inmate, the inmate ID number, date requested and names of all approved visitors (up to two including children). Visitors must be ages 12 and older.

§  All adults need a valid state ID or passport. 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 hours before planning a visit. Visitation will be suspended if Marion County, Ohio is under a Level 3 (Red) or higher public emergency. Levels can be checked at We will assist with rescheduling if your visit is cancelled due to public emergency.

Reservations can be made for the next day up to thirty days from today's date. Same day reservations are not permitted and walk-ins are not accepted due to security concerns. All in state/out of state visitors are required to make reservations.

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Institutional Information

Date Opened 1954
Total Acreage 1,.032
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Staff 446
Population (as of 7/1/19) 2,564

Unique Programs (25 and Under Programming)

Offender Programs

Community Services

  • Dog Program
  • Wildlife Program
  • Reptile Program
  • City of Marion
  • Karl Road Christian Church - Crocheting
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Crayons to Computers
  • Sewing
  • Painting
  • Props
  • PNN - Printing/Video Work
  • Colonel Crawford Schools


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Marion Technical College
  • GED


  • OPI Dumpster Refurbishing
  • OPI Metal Fabrication


  • Welding
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Agriculture
  • Barber School
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Administrative Professional Support (APS)

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