Marion Correctional Treatment Center

Marion Correctional Treatment Center is a mental health hospital for male inmates in the custody of the Virginia Department of Corrections. This facility is located in Marion, Virginia, and it has the capacity to house 375 adult inmates. Marion Correctional Treatment Center is operated by the Virginia DOC.

This facility is simply a two-story building surrounded by high-security fencing. Inmates are housed in single cells. This includes the 122 general population inmates housed here who provide support services (kitchen, laundry, maintenance, etc.) for the Marion Correctional Treatment Center.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Marion Correctional Treatment Center are only on Saturdays and Sundays, and the schedule does rotate. Please call the facility to find out your inmate's visiting hours.

Applying for Visitation

You must submit an application to the Virginia Department of Corrections and get approval before you can visit your inmate at Marion Correctional Treatment Center. 

You can submit a visitation application online. Minor visitors must attach their application to an adult application. If you are not the minor's parent or legal guardian, you must include a Notarized Statement – Minor Visitor form. 

After the DOC processes your application (including a background check), you will receive an email informing you of your application's approval or explaining the reason(s) for disapproval. 

What to Bring to a Visit

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Acceptable forms are: Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, or an official picture ID issued by a federal or state agency. 

Before entering the visiting room, you will be searched by electronic scanning and detection devices. You may also be subject to pat-down frisk searches and contraband detection canines. 

Visitors can't take anything into the visiting area except: 

  • A visitor's pass 
  • A maximum of $20.00 in coins (no paper money) per adult visitor
  • Personal vehicle key only (“keyless” keys are not authorized) 
  • DOC locker key 
  • Essential items for infant feeding

Do not bring packages, food, cash money, checks, money orders, lottery tickets, negotiable items, or any other item into the visiting room. No cell phones, electronic devices, smart watches or wearable technology. Keep all property locked in your vehicle. 

Dress Code

All visitors must follow the dress code. Clothing must cover you from the neck to the kneecaps. You must also wear underwear and footwear. 

Clothing can't be inappropriate in any way. No symbols or signs with inappropriate language or graphics is allowed. 

Video Visitation

Video visits are available at Marion Correctional Treatment Center via a partnership with Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI). Submit the standard visitation application to the DOC and get approval first. Then, mail a completed video visitation application with the fee to the appropriate AFOI video visitation center. 

AFOI visitation centers host video visitation on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. You can view the current list of AFOI visitation centers and find more information on video visitation fees on the AFOI website.

Physical Address

Marion Correctional Treatment Center
110 Wright Street
Marion, VA 24354-3145

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Marion Correctional Treatment Center
110 Wright Street
Marion, VA 24354-3145

Marion Correctional Treatment Center inmates receive photocopies of their mail, not the originals. Prison staff shreds the original envelope and mail contents, including personal photos after they are copied. Watch this video to see how the Virginia DOC distributes mail.

Three 8.5”X 11” photocopied black and white pages, front and back, are allowed per mailing, including a copy of the envelope. You may send letters, greeting cards, postcards, and appropriate photos (no pornographic, obscene, or offensive imagery).

The following items will be rejected:

  • Money orders, cash, checks, or other items of monetary value (send money to an offender with JPay)
  • Postage stamps, prepaid postage envelopes and postcards
  • Nude or semi-nude images of anyone
  • Contraband or other items not in compliance with Operating Procedure 802.1

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Marion Correctional Treatment Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Virginia, please click here.

How to Send Money

Marion Correctional Treatment Center uses JPay for inmate accounts. To send money to your inmate, use one of the following options:

Online or Mobile App: The fastest way to send money is by using a credit or debit card and making an online payment or using the JPay mobile app (Android, Apple iOS).

Phone: Call JPay at 1 (800) 574-5729 to make payments anytime 24/7.

Money Order: Send all money orders with a deposit slip to:

P.O. Box 278170
Miramar, FL 33027

Cash: Make a cash deposit at any MoneyGram agent location (including Walmart and CVS Pharmacy). View the list of nearby MoneyGram locations.

Programs For Inmates

Activities of Daily Life: This program is exclusively offered at Marion Correctional Treatment Center. It is for inmates with mental health needs in a special population unit. Nursing staff is on hand to provide information on healthy eating, exercise, and rest to maintain good health. The goal of this program is to transition offenders into a general population setting.

Arts and Crafts/Exercise/Hygiene/Wellness: This program is part of the Secure Diversionary Treatment Program (SDTP) for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Offenders. SDTP is designed to provide a secure and safe alternative treatment option for offenders with a major mental illness. 

Adult Basic Education: Students learn literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills. ABE students graduate to adult secondary studies in preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE).

Aggression Alternative Skills: This program focuses on how to effectively deal with feelings of anger.

Chronic Disease Self-Management: Inmates learn to cope with frustration, fatigue, pain, and isolation; exercising; medication management; communicating with family, friends, and professionals; nutrition; and evaluating new treatments.

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Substance Abusers: A substance abuse program designed specifically for prison inmates that focuses on skill-building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skill development.

High School Equivalency: Adult secondary level instruction that ends when offenders pass the GED exam.

Infection Control Measures: Inmates are educated in ways to improve their overall health. Nursing staff teaches hand hygiene, cough etiquette, immunization screening/clinic adherence, and infectious disease prevention related to MRSA, Hepatitis, HIV and AIDS.

Lessons from Mayberry: This program is part of the Secure Diversionary Treatment Program (SDTP) for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Offenders. It provides inmates with structured modeling for positive interactions with family and other social interactions based on clips from the popular TV show Andy Griffith. 

Medication Information: Nursing staff gives inmates an overview of the various medications, uses, side effects, proper administration techniques, and any vital signs, labs, or tests recommended with use of their prescribed medication.

Mental Health De-Escalation and Coping Techniques: Nursing staff works with inmates to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses in coping with stressors and current mental health diagnosis. 

Personal Hygiene: Inmates learn hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and maintaining personal space. They are also advised on how to follow grooming standards, daily showering, and adherence to dress code.

Preventing Relapse by Educating for Parole Success (PREPS): Helps inmates address physical, emotional, psychological, and physiological issues that may affect their successful adaptation to society upon release. 

Ready to Work: Participants in this course create resumes, conduct job searches, complete job applications, practice interviewing, learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, practice dealing with rejection, and learn job retention skills.

Re-entry Money Smart – Making Cents out of your Finances: Participants watch short video segments, including: Understanding Your Paycheck, Planning for Rainy Days and Your Future, Managing Your Expenses Online, Borrowing and Paying Your Debts, and Living Within Your Means and Sharing With Others.

Re-entry Planning: Inmates plan for their release by working on various aspects of life. Topics include education, finances, employment, relationships, physical health, and develop long-term goals in each area.

Resources for Successful Living: This program helps inmates identify resources for successful re-entry. 

Special Education: Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that meet the needs of inmates who qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Substance Abuse Drug and Alcohol Education: A cognitive-based program from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that assists offenders in monitoring and changing their thinking and attitudes towards substance abuse. 

Substance Abuse Matrix Model: This program uses a model incorporated with elements of relapse prevention, cognitive behavior, psychological education, and family approaches. 

Thinking for A Change: The goal of this course is to decrease criminal thinking through cognitive behavioral changes and skill development.

Victim Impact – Listen and Learn: This program focuses on offender accountability, impact of crime on victims, the “ripple effect” of crime, and victims’ rights.

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Careers at Marion Correctional Treatment Center

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