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05-02-2011, 01:03 AM
North Central Correctional Institution (http://www.drc.ohio.gov/Public/ncci.htm)

P. O. Box 1812
670 Marion-Williamsport Road
Marion, Ohio 43302

(740) 387-7040; Fax (740) 387-5575

Email for General Inquiries

Institutional Information
Date Opened 1994
Total Acreage 100
Accreditation Status Yes
Total Security Staff 265
Total Staff 426
GRF Budget $33,277,490
(subject to monthly review and adjustment)
Daily Cost Per Inmate $45.67
Population as of 4/11 2,345
Black Inmates 1049
White Inmates 1239
Other Inmates 57
Escapes/Walkways 2011 0

Population by Security Levels
1's - 752
2's - 1,585
2's - 8

Security Level Descriptions:
1 = Minimum Security
2 = Medium Security
3 = Close Security
4 = Maximum Security
5 = Administrative Maximum


Wednesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 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, by email, phone or postal mail.
Emailed reservation requests should be sent to DRC.VisitationNCCI@odrc.state.oh.us.
Telephone reservations may be made by calling 740-387-7524 Monday and Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Approved visitors may also request a reservation via U.S. Mail but must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return confirmation.

Institution-Specific Visiting Information
Visiting is limited to a maximum of 5 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.
For general visiting information or to download a visitor application, go to our visiting page.

Phone Calls
Information on inmate telephone service and access is located at Offender Phone Services.

Information on written correspondence may be found at Offender Mail and Packages.

Unique Programs

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.

Inmate Programs
Graphics shop handling mapping and related CAD work
Document Entry
Community Service
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

Adoptable Dog Program
Many institutions participate in fostering and training abandoned dogs for adoption.

Adult Basic Education
Literacy Unit
Special education
Marion Technical College
Education Intensive Prison Program
Cabling Technology
Transitional Education Program
Cook's apprentice
Welding apprentice
Building maintenance apprentice
Tailoring apprentice
Carpentry apprentice
Plumbing Apprentice
Auto Mechanics
Turf Management
Auto Body Detailing
Computer Diagnostic and repair

Religious Services
Click here (http://www.drc.ohio.gov/Public/NEPRC_religious.pdf) for a complete listing of available programming/services

Reading Room

In 2000, former First Lady Hope Taft approached the Director about establishing a reading room for the children who visited their incarcerated parent at the Pickaway Correctional Institution. This idea spread across the state, and now the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction maintains children’s reading rooms in each prison.

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. The role of the inmate narrator is to read picture books to the children in much the same manner that children’s hour would be done at a public library.

A variety of arts and craft supplies for the children are also available in most of the rooms. Many of the supplies and books are donated by employees and service organizations.