The Marion County Jail (MCJ) is a massive, 151,000 square foot structure housing 528 inmates. Originally built in 1989 with a capacity of 255 inmates, the facility has expanded over the years to better handle the ever increasing inmate load. In 1998, the facility underwent an expansion of 128 beds. The design of the facility allows for ever-increasing expansion and could accommodate nearly 1,000 inmates without compromising the infrastructure or support services of the institution.
The facility is a “direct supervision” jail, wherein deputies are assigned inside the inmate housing units. This management philosophy allows deputies to be proactive in the day to day operations of the jail. As a result, inmates are directly supervised while in custody and problems can be identified and immediately handled. Marion County is one of approximately 200 jails nationwide to employ this type of management style and it has proven to be extremely effective.
MCJ books approximately 19,000 people per year. In addition to those being booked, the facility houses inmates awaiting trial, inmates sentenced for one year or less, inmates being held for federal authorities and inmates sentenced to a state correctional facility/penitentiary. The facility also operates as a hub for prisoner exchange. Other jails throughout the state bring prisoners to Marion County to be transported/transferred to other facilities throughout the state and neighboring states. This system keeps transportation costs down and is reflected in a direct savings to the county budget.
The facility operates the most intensive civilian volunteer program in the state. More than 112 citizen volunteers provide a complete array of services at little or no cost to taxpayers that are designed to assist inmates with problems or reintroduce them back into society.
Marion County Jail Inmate Search
Inmate search provides information about current persons in custody of the Marion County Jail. Inmate roster usually includes the following information: booking or admission time, first and last name, gender, race, age or date of birth. Sometimes more detailed inmate records are provided (case number, charges, bail/bond amount, previous charges, photo, address, sentence information, commitment information, disciplinary infractions, disciplinary appeals, parole action, parole placement, work program, detainer/ warrants, profile classification, etc.).
Inmate Search in Marion County Jail is provided by Marion County Jail itself or by other third party. We do not guarantee accuracy of the information provided by Marion County Jail inmate search service. Be aware, that inmate information for different jails and prisons has different update periodicity. Usually inmate rosters are updated as new innmates data becomes available. Please see Marion County Jail website for more information. Typically online inmate lists should not be considered an official record or an official inmate roster. Official records and inmate rosters are kept by Marion County Jail.