ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution (MCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: November 13, 2022
940 Marion-Williamsport Rd E, Marion, OH 43302

Marion Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 740-382-5781

The inmates housed at Marion Correctional located at 940 Marion-Williamsport Rd E in Marion, OH are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

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
  • OPI Graphics


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

ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution - Visitation
ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution - FAQ
ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution - Reentry

Unique Programs (25 and Under Programming)

  • F.Y.I. - Finding Your IT - Periodic educational, recreational, community-building events which bring together young men and those who support them to explore their "IT."
  • H.O.P.E. (Helping Ourselves/Others Pursue Excellence) - Mentorship focusing on self transcendence, communal self-awareness and introspection.
  • Kairos Torch - Kairos is an encounter with the Christian Community at a retreat weekend. It continues with a six-month mentoring program after the initial weekend.
  • Reading Room - 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.
  • Life After the Game - A peer-led group designed to challenge the negative principles and values of a criminal lifestyle.
  • Wander Inn Apprenticeship - Food service manager apprenticeship that includes daily restaurant business operation.
  • Weinbrenner Theological Seminary - Pastoral training institute.
  • Marion Reintegration Center - Housing unit providing reentry programming and job skill opportunities.
  • Coffee Crafters - Barista training program that includes coffee business operation.
  • Serenity Program - Recovery Services modified therapeutic community.
  • Stonewall Columbus & EDUCATE

Inmate Locator

ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) is a facility in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

ODRC - Marion Correctional Institution - Visitation

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 drc.visitationmci@odrc.state.oh.us.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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