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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Marion Correctional Facility

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Physical Address:
3269 NW 105th Street
Ocala, Florida

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 158
Lowell, Florida

(352) 401-6400
FAX: (352) 840-5657


Shannon Varnes

Chaplain's Office
(352) 401-6400

Florida Department of Corrections

Marion Correctional Institution

County: Marion

Offender Search for this Facility:
Queries may take a long time for facilities with large populations.

Directions: Drive 9.5 miles north of Ocala on SR-25A. Or, from I-75, take Exit 358 (SR-326 East) to first traffic light, turn north and drive approximately 4 miles. The facility is located on the east side of SR-25A.

Please Note:  GPS systems and mapping sites such as Mapquest, Bing Maps, or Google Maps often provide incorrect directions to our prison facilities using the physical address.  Please use the above directions when traveling to this prison or click the map to the right of this page.

Historical Information: Florida Correctional Institution Men's Unit was established in 1959 a support unit for Florida C.I.-Main Unit, a female facility ( now Lowell C.I.).  In 1976 it became a separate facility to house adult male inmates and renamed Marion C.I.  In the late 90s  Marion was briefly renamed Lowell C.I./Men's Unit and subsequently Marion C.I..  Today Marion C.I. is the parent institution to Marion Work Camp, the Re-Entry Center of Ocala as well as Gainesville Work Camp and Santa Fe Work Release Center  in Alachua County.

Total Staff (on 4/13):  414

Facility Profile Information: Last updated 4/13

Type of Housing Units:
Open Bay Housing Units 5
Cell Housing Units 0
Room Housing Units 2
Maximum Capacity 1,324
Other Information:
Population Gender Male
Adult or Youthful Adult
Facility Level 4
Self Contained Housing Units Yes
Designated Confinement Space Yes
Custody Grades Close, Medium, Minimum, Community
Medical Grades 1 through 4
Psychological Grades 1 through 2
Wheelchair Capabilities No
Hearing Impaired Capabilities Yes

Academic Programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Special Education Services
  • Title I Services
  • Mandatory Literacy Program
  • NCCER Core Safety Course

Vocational Programs:

  • Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating
  • Cabinetmaking
  • Electricity
  • Wastewater/Water Treatment Technologies

Substance Abuse Programs:

  • Residential Treatment Community

Chaplaincy Services:

  • Faith and Character Based Programming
  • Worship Services
  • Religious Education
  • Faith Based 12-Step programs
  • Chapel Library Program
  • Holy Day Observance
  • Special Events
  • Weekend Seminars
  • Xtreme Soulutions
  • Fatherhood Class
  • Discipleship Class
  • Bible Studies (various denominations)
  • Eternal Life Concepts (college course offering)
  • Journey to the Heart
  • Karios

Institutional Betterment Programs:

  • 100-hour Transition Program
  • Fresh Start Smoking Cessation
  • Band Program
  • Community Preparedness
  • Guides to Better Living
  • Law Library Program
  • Library Program
  • Active and Passive Sports
  • Weight Training
  • Wellness Education
  • Children of Inmates Bonding Visits
  • Life Mapping
  • Re-entry Seminars

P.R.I.D.E. Assignments:

  • Garment (Marion CI and Marion WC)
  • Corrugated Boxes
  • Sun Pass Project

Community Work Squads:

Dept. of Transportation Yes Marion Work Camp, Gainesville Work Camp
Public Work Squads Yes Marion Work Camp, Gainesville Work Camp
Interagency Community
Service Work Squads
Yes Marion Work Camp, Gainesville Work Camp
Contracted Work Squads Yes Marion Work Camp, Gainesville Work Camp

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