Marion Correctional Institution (Ohio)

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Marion Correctional Institution
Marion Correctional Institution from M-W Road.jpg
Location940 Marion-Williamsport Road
Marion, Ohio
Security classmedium and minimum
Managed byOhio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) is a minimum- and medium-security prison for men located in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, owned and operated by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.[1][2]

The facility first opened in 1954 and has a working population of 2,623 state inmates. The facility is close to the North Central Correctional Complex, a private prison also housing Ohio state inmates.

In 2015, two prisoners built two PCs with parts that were used to do malicious actions on the prison's secure network.[3]

On April 18, 2020, approximately 50 National Guardsmen were activated to assist staff after nearly two thousand prisoners and staff tested positive for the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. One correction officer had died by that point,[4] and nearly three-quarters of prisoners had tested positive.[5]

In May 2020 Jay Z and rapper Meek Mill, through their group REFORM Aliiance, donated 10 million protective masks to correctional systems throughout the United States, including MCI.[6]

As of July 28, 2020, 2 inmates had died 1,224 inmates were placed in medical quarantine, and another 11 were placed in security quarantine.[7]

Notable inmates[edit]


  1. ^ "Marion Correctional Institution". Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ Lacey Crisp (April 20, 2020). "Nearly 2,000 inmates at Marion Correctional Institution test positive for COVID-19". 10tvWBSN.
  3. ^ Martin, Alexander. "Prisoners built two PCs from parts, hid them in ceiling, connected to the state's network and did cybershenanigans". The Register. Situation Publishing. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. ^ wire Staff (April 18, 2020). "National Guard called to Marion prison as county coronavirus cases near 1,000". Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  5. ^ Rachel Maddow (April 21, 2020). "Nearly 2,000 inmates at Marion Correctional Institution test positive for COVID-19". MSNBC.
  6. ^ Jay-Z, Meek Mill to send 10 million masks to prisons Retrieved May 12, 2020
  7. ^ "2 inmates die and more than 650 people test positive for COVID-19 at Ocala prison". 29 July 2020.

Coordinates: 40°37′04″N 83°06′24″W / 40.617679°N 83.106699°W / 40.617679; -83.106699