North Central Correctional Complex

North Central Correctional Complex is a minimum-security private prison for male inmates that is located in Marion, Ohio. This facility has a population of approximately 2,500 inmates between the main facility and the camp. North Central Correctional Complex is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC).

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting is limited to a maximum of five visitors per inmate at one time, unless special arrangements have been made in advance. Inmates in special management housing are permitted visitation only on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Visiting Hours:

  • Main Institution - Wednesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Camp - Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors must be processed in no later than 1:30 p.m. Visiting is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all State Holidays. Visiting hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the institution to verify visiting hours before planning a visit.

Visiting reservations are required for all visiting sessions. Reservations are accepted 60 days in advance. Approved visitors may make a reservation in person, phone, email, or postal mail. 

  • Email reservations may be made at [email protected] 
  • Telephone reservations may be made by calling 740-387-7524 Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. or Friday and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
  • Visitors may make a reservation while on a visit (by 2 p.m.)

Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Visiting Room Reservations PO Box 1812 Marion, OH  43302-1812.

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Dress Code

Visitors must comply with the general visiting instructions and proper attire upon initial entrance. Wearing inappropriate clothing may result in a visitor not being permitted to visit. Inappropriate clothing includes, but is not limited to:

  • See-through clothing of any kind.
  • Tops or dresses that expose the midriff or have open backs or open sides (such as any sleeveless clothing such as halter tops, tube tops, cropped tops, tank tops, and muscle shirts).
  • Low-cut clothing cut in a manner that exposes the chest.
  • Any clothing that inappropriately exposes undergarments.
  • Skirts, dresses, shorts, skorts, or culottes with the hem or slit above the mid-knee.
  • Wrap-around skirts/dresses or break-away type pants.
  • Clothing with any gang related markings.
  • Clothing with obscene and/or offensive pictures, slogans, language, and/or gestures.
  • Form-fitted clothing made from Spandex or Lycra or other similar knit material such as leotards, unitards, bicycle shorts, tight jeans, or tight pants.
  • Clothing with inappropriate holes/rips, including shoulder cut-outs.
  • No smartwatches or fitness monitors (such as fitbits).

Purses, handbags, and backpacks are not permitted. Diaper bags and infant carriers are allowed, but clear plastic bags are preferred. You may bring:

  • A reasonable number of diapers and baby wipes
  • Three plastic baby bottles
  • Three plastic containers of baby food
  • One pacifier

Physical Address

North Central Correctional Complex
670 Marion-Williamsport Road
Marion, OH 43302

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
North Central Correctional Complex
PO Box 1812
Marion, OH 43302

You must include your inmate’s name and DOC number on the envelope of all your inmate mail. You can find their DOC number by calling Central Inmate Records at 614-752-1076, or you can use the online tool.

JPay Email Option
Please visit JPay for additional information about sending an email to your inmate.

The Inmate Food and Sundry Package Program
Family, friends, and inmates may order food and sundry packages from approved vendors  Keefe Group/Access Securepak, Union Supply Direct, and Walkenhorsts. Inmates have access to catalogs, flyers, and order forms for these programs.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at North Central Correctional Complex do have access to phones, but they can’t receive incoming calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Ohio, please click here.

How to Send Money

If you are an approved visitor, you can send money to your inmate at North Central Correctional Complex through JPay or the ConnectNetwork.

  • MAIL - You can make deposits by U.S. Mail through JPay by sending a money order. Each money order must be accompanied by the Money Order Deposit form, found on the JPay Website and a copy of your driver's license (or state ID or passport). This will be used to match your name to the visiting list. The name on the money order must exactly match:
    • the name on the driver's license, state ID, or passport; AND
    • the name and date of birth used to register as a visitor with DRC
    • Money orders may not exceed $200, unless approved in advance by the institution Warden.
    • You will not be able to send any letters to an inmate with the money order. Any letters sent to inmates with the money order will be discarded.
    • Please visit the JPay website for additional information.

  • ONLINE - Send money through the  ConnectNetwork website using credit or debit cards. OffenderConnect charges a transaction fee for using this service. 
  • TELEPHONE - Call 1-888-988-4PMT (4768), reference Site ID 86 when prompted by the automated attendant. Deposits can be made through the toll-free number using credit or debit cards. There is a transaction fee for using this service.

Programs For Inmates

Basic Living Skills

This program focuses on simple skills needed for daily living.  Some topics are:  Looking for Work, Decision Making, and Positive Alternatives to a previous lifestyle.

Managing Money

This program teaches financial responsibility. All participants who complete this program should be able to apply the following skills after being released into the community: budget their expenses and provide for themselves adequately for their day to day living; maintain a checking account, including the ability to write a check and keep a correct balance in their checking registry; set short term goals, and be able to determine if these are reasonable and learn to focus on what needs to be done to achieve the goals; and learn how to be prepared for unexpected expenses.

Criminal and Addictive Thinking

This program is designed to teach offenders a new way of thinking and point out errors in typical criminal and addictive thought patterns. Some areas covered include decision making, learning consequences, and cause and effect.

Reading Room

The reading rooms encourage family literacy by providing a pleasant and comfortable setting for both child and incarcerated parent. Each room is stocked with a wide variety of children’s books and has an inmate narrator who reads to the visiting children twice a day. 

Community Services

  • Recycling Cardboard, Bi-Metal, Aluminum Cans, Paper
  • Raise Puppies for Pilot Dog Inc.
  • Palace Theater
  • City and County Schools
  • Member - Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
  • OhioReads


  • Adult Basic Education (ABLE)
  • Literacy Unit
  • GED
  • Special Education
  • Marion Technical College
  • Education Intensive Prison Program
  • Cabling Technology
  • Transitional Education Program

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Cook's Apprentice
  • Welding Apprentice
  • Building Maintenance Apprentice
  • Tailoring Apprentice
  • Carpentry Apprentice
  • Plumbing Apprentice
  • Industries
  • Graphics Shot Handling Mapping and Related CAD Work
  • Document Entry

Career-Technical (Vocational) Programs

  • Auto Mechanics
  • Turf Management
  • Auto Body Detailing
  • Computer Diagnostic and Repair
  • Additional
  • Adoptable Dog Program

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Careers at North Central Correctional Complex

If you are interested in a career with Management & Training Corporation — and would like to apply for a job at the North Central Correctional Complex — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.