Marion Correctional Institution Officer of the Year

Marion Correctional Institution


Harold May


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. Click here for Legal Mail information.

Inmate Funds

For more information, please click here.

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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 seven days a week by reservation only.  Approved visitors can make reservations online at Reservations must be made/cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Same day reservations and walk-ins are not accepted. Customer support for visiting reservations can be reached at: (855) 208-7349 or

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.

Up to three 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.

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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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