The Corrections Division is responsible for providing the care, custody and control of the inmates incarcerated in the Marion County Jail. The jail exists for the detention of persons as required by law. Confined in the jail are persons serving time for crimes for which they have been convicted, and others who are awaiting trial, [...]
We are committed to enhancing public safety by controlling and managing offenders in a safe, humane and cost-efficient manner consistent with sound correctional principles and constitutional standards. For detailed information please click here to review our strategic plan. Each year, more than 42,000 men and women will move through the facilities. They will interact with [...]
Statistics vary, but throughout America, it is believed that between eighty and ninety percent of people arrested choose a plea agreement with prosecutors rather than take their case to trial. Why is this, and what would happen if everyone exercised their constitutional right to a speedy trial by a jury of their peers?
Most of us imagine that prison life must be hard and extremely difficult to endure, but for many inmates, adapting to life on the outside can be that much harder. Inmates who have spent several years in prison learn to adapt to the way of life behind bars. Much of their time is structured, as [...]