JailATM – Send Money, Email Inmate, Video Call, Send Gift Packs to Marion County Jail
Note: While JailATM offers the following inmate services, Marion County Jail may not allow all of them. Check on the JailATM website to confirm. Services available through JailATM are subject to change with no notice.
Marion County Jail has an agreement with JailATM so that you can deposit money online or using the kiosk in the jail lobby.
Send Gift Packs
Marion County Jail has an agreement with JailATM, which ships predetermined Gift Packs of candy, snacks and hygiene products to the inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if they allow Gift Packs.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.
Marion County Jail has an agreement with JailATM which handles secure messaging between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if this jail allows emailing your inmate.
Marion County Jail has an agreement with JailATM which facilitates video visitation between you and your inmate. Check the JailATM website to see if this jail has online, or 'at jail' video visitation.
HOW TO PUT MONEY ON AN INMATE ACCOUNT IN THE Marion County Jail
Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person.
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a Jail ATM self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Marion County Jail uses Jail ATM to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.
Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union. Call the Marion County Jail first as they may want you to do this online or at the jail kiosk instead.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate #
Marion County Jail
700 NW 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit with Jail ATM over the Phone by calling 877-810-0914
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.
Inmate Care Packages
Marion County Jail may have contracted with a third party Commissary care package company that ships predetermined Care Packages of candy and snacks.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate. Call 352-351-8077 to confirm if you don't see the information on this page.
What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?
People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through this jail's commissary.
The Marion County Jail Commissary Instructions and Information can be found on this page. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 352-351-8077.
Who Can Put Money in an Inmate's Account?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's books or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card, jail inmates can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.
WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Marion County Jail?
Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Marion County Jail, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.
Commissary funds allow inmates to purchase items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail store.
Inmates can use money from their account to purchase phone time credits or prepaid phone cards in order to make outside phone calls to friends and family members.
Many jails also allow an inmate to bail himself out of jail if he has the funds in his account. The bail amount is typically 10-15% of the bond amount set by the court.
Inmate accounts are also used to pay the co-payment for medication and visits to the jail's medical clinic should they become ill.
Medical Copays, Jail Fees and other Inmate Expenses
Many jails debit (charge) an inmate's commissary accounts for medical visits, any medications including over-the-counter pain reliever, jail stay fees, restitution, etc.
Taking this into consideration when deciding how much to deposit will ensure the inmate gets the amount you wanted him to have after things are deducted.
A quick call to the Marion County Jail at 352-351-8077 will let you know how much is deducted from the books for each fee related to medical issues or other jail expenses.
Sometimes an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase items to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $10.00 a day on commissary items, you are most likely paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.
Some inmates, specifically those who are targeted for being weak or are in jail for rape or child molestation, are forced to relinquish their commissary to avoid regular beatings from other inmates.
If you think your inmate is being targeted for violence or having their commissary taken to avoid beatings, contact the Marion County Jail and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, most jails will intervene and have the victim placed in protective custody, away from the general population.
Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.
Because Marion County and Florida can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Marion County Jail at 352-351-8077, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked.
Ask the staff at the Marion County Jail or the Marion County Court Clerk these specific questions:
If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released.
This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.
To rent a tablet for an inmate in Marion County follow these instructions:
For all Marion County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.
For inmates receiving mail in the Marion County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon. Due to drug smuggling, not all inmates are even allowed to receive mail in envelopes, as only certain types of postcards are allowed.
For complete information on mail policies and addresses, check out our Inmate Mail page.
Marion County Jail uses an online cash bonding company called CashBondOnline.com so you don't have to bond out your inmate at the jail or at the Marion County Courthouse.
Here's how it works:
1. Once you find out that your inmate has been arrested, go here and select Florida.
2. Next select Marion County Jail, or if it is not listed like that, try Marion County.
3. Next, input your inmate's name or ID Number and then click 'Find'.
4. If your inmate is elegible for a cash bond, the amount will be noted next to their criminal charges.
For full information on Cash bail and Bond Online, including how to contact them by phone and email, check out our Inmate Bail page.
To deposit money online for an inmate in Marion County Jail follow these steps:
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Marion County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Marion County.
To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Marion County do the following:
1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.
2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.
To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Marion County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.
To send a text or email message to a Marion County inmate, do the following:
Marion County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.
Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Marion County or any jail or prison in the country).
1. Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Marion County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.
For all Marion County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Marion County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.
To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:
To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.