Marion Correctional Institution/Prison-Marion, Ohio
Marion Correctional Institution
Warden Christine M. Money
Deputy of Operations Margaret Beightler
940 Marion-Williamsport Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
P. O. Box 57
Marion, Ohio 43302
Fax (740) 387-8736
The MCI facility mission is to provide a safe, secure, and humane environment for staff, inmates and the community. In addition we will promote professionalism among employees and provide quality services to inmates. In order to prepare inmates for a successful return to the community, innovative programs will be made available.
Security Level: 1 & 2 Total Acreage: 1032 Date Opened: 1954 Population as of 8/04: 1703
Inmate Programs Academic
Adult Basic Education
Marion Technical College
OPI Wood Furniture Shop
OPI Metal Fabrication
OPI Glass Recycling
Silver Street School - Making Easels
Richwood Spring Fest - Putt-Putt Gold Course
Ridgedale School - Banners
Pearl Street School - Making Books
Edison Middle School - Taping Geography Lessons
Zane Trace H.S. - Pillow Project
Pleasant H.S. -Building Wooden Athletic Lockers
First Church of God - Video Production/ Quilts
Area Humane Society - Raising/ Training Dogs
Wildlife Center of Ohio - Raising Wild Animals
MCI Ministry Theatre
Victory in Truth Ministries - Play
Combined Charitable Campaign Fund Raiser
Small Engine Repair
My Child & I: The program is designed to further increase an offender's awareness of responsibility to the family with positive nurturing and interaction. Approximately 30 inmates go through a screening process and attend parenting skills' classes prior to the event. Volunteers from Marion Correctional Institution and outside organizations and churches assist in numerous areas during the program. The families are able to play games, produce a family video, decide on choices of about 10 crafts to make, read to each other or listen to the storyteller, experience the adventures of C.O.S.I., pet and hold animals from the Wildlife Center and MCI farm. Each family receives a birthday cake and ice cream along with a birthday goodie bag to celebrate birthdays missed. The program has been very successful and well received by the inmates and their families.
Life Line is a program provided to prepare inmates for a successful reentry to their community. Life Line is an industrial computer training program for residents aimed at providing exposure to computers and technology. The program serves up to 900 men annually.
Horizon Inter-Faith: This is the first interfaith residential program opened in a correctional institution. MCI Muslim, Jewish, and Christian inmates live together in a dormitory and participate in programs designed to deepen their chosen faith commitment while becoming more knowledgeable of other faiths. Volunteers participate in the program on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Prison News Network (PNN): PNN is involved with producing many video programs at MCI and utilizes digital cameras and equipment with the capability of producing professional quality videos. PNN focuses on inmate programs, training videos for departments, community service projects, and special projects for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
" A Better Way" is a program directed and intended to guide troubled youth to an awareness of the choices and decisions they make in their lives, and the potential consequences of those choices. We currently provide this program at the Marion County Juvenile Correctional Facility.
ADAPT (Assistance with Discovering Alternative Problem-Solutions Together) is a voluntary process available to inmates involved in a dispute to discuss and explore problem solutions.
Fathers Reaching Out is a program designed to build upon and enhance relationships between incarcerated fathers and their children by providing educationally based interactive learning materials for incarcerated fathers.
Open visitation Monday, Thursday and Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday by reservation only;
No holiday visitation
Visiting hours are subject to change. Please call the institution to verify hours before planning a visit.