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Multi-County Correctional Center
1514 Victory Road
Marion, OH 43302


The Multi-County Correctional Center is the main jail in Marion County Ohio. While the police in the cities and towns in Marion County can arrest and detain offenders, the Multi-County Correctional Center is the facility that is accredited by Ohio to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Multi-County Correctional Center is located at:
1514 Victory Road
Marion, OH 43302 

It can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 740-387-7434.

The main reason that people call 740-387-7434 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Multi-County Correctional Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Marion County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Multi-County Correctional Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Marion County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Multi-County Correctional Center has approximately 3000 bookings, with a daily average of 150 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 37.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Multi-County Correctional Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

Go to this page for other jails in Marion County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county.

Unlike the Ohio Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Marion County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Ohio Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Multi-County Correctional Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Multi-County Correctional Center

To communicate by text or email with an Marion County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Marion County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Marion County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Multi-County Correctional Center will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Multi-County Correctional Center inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Multi-County Correctional Center

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Marion County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Ohio.
  • Select Multi-County Correctional Center
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 740-387-7434 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Multi-County Correctional Center.  To do this you need the Inmate's ID Number and the Facility Locator Number for Marion County.

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, and to get the Facility Locator Number, check out our Send Money Page.


How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Marion County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Multi-County Correctional Center follow these steps:

  • Register here to create an account with icaregifts for Marion County.
  • Choose Ohio, then Multi-County Correctional Center, and then the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Marion County at any one time.
  • There are a total of fourteen (14) pre-determined icaregift packs available to choose from. 
  • The gift packs for inmates in Marion County range in price from $10.49 for ten pre-stamped envelopes, 2 pens and a pad of writing paper, to $104.99 for a box of 85 snack and food items.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Multi-County Correctional Center, as well as sending money to the inmate so that they can purchase their own items, check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Marion County.


How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Multi-County Correctional Center

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.


Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Multi-County Correctional Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Multi-County Correctional Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Marion County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Multi-County Correctional Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Multi-County Correctional Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Multi-County Correctional Center

Ohio Marion 150


1514 Victory Road
Marion, OH 43302



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1514 Victory Road
Marion, OH 43302


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio?
There are 150 inmates in the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Multi-County Correctional Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio every year?
In 2021, a total of 3000 offenders were booked into the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center.

How many people work at the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio?
The Multi-County Correctional Center maintains a staff of approximately 37. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Ohio law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Multi-County Correctional Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 740-387-7434 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Ohio prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Multi-County Correctional Center in Ohio?
The Multi-County Correctional Center address and phone number is: 1514 Victory Road
Marion, OH 43302. Their phone number is 740-387-7434. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Multi-County Correctional Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Multi-County Correctional Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Multi-County Correctional Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Multi-County Correctional Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Multi-County Correctional Center?
Call 740-387-7434 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Multi-County Correctional Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Multi-County Correctional Center.

This facility, known as "Multi-County Correctional Center" is also known as Multi County Jail, MCCC, Marion County Corrections, Hardin County Corrections.