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Jail Visitation Rules & Regulations

 

List of Regulations and Rules. Please click on the appropriate regulation to see what specific rules apply.

Inmate Handbook

Pages from Inmate Handbook Update December 2013 English

Please take a moment and read the Marion County Jail’s Inmate Rules and Regulations Handbook.

 

Online Jail Visitation

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Click here to find out more about the NEW Online Jail Visitation

 

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this directive is to allow and encourage members of an inmate’s family and friends to maintain contact with the inmate.  This is important to the inmate’s morale and to help make the transition to incarceration and jail life more tolerable.  Visits may also sustain family life and help make the family’s readjustment easier.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible to visit, you must schedule an appointment for video visitation by calling (352) 438-5961 and scheduling an appointment.

- Each inmate will be limited to 30 minutes per visit four days a week.

- The visitor will be allowed to schedule a visit up to one week in advance.
- To call and schedule an appointment for Video Visitation, call (352) 438-5961 between the hours of 9:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday through Saturday.
- The visitation schedule is Sunday through Saturday from 8:00am to 11:00am, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and 7:00pm to 9:45pm.

CHILDREN VISITING:

Due to limited space, only two adults and one child or one adult and two children may visit an inmate at a given time. A parent or legal guardian must accompany anyone 17 years of age and under.  Any exceptions require the approval of the Corrections Bureau Chief or his/her designee.

GENERAL VISITATION HOURS FOR A-POD THROUGH H-POD, MEDICAL DORM,
WORKER BARRACKS AND INFIRMARY:

SUNDAY THRU SATURDAY

8:00am to 11:30am
1:00pm to 4:30pm
7:00pm to 9:45pm

SECURITY:

  1. Visitors must register and provide proper photo identification.
  2. No eating, drinking or smoking is allowed in the facility.
  3. Each inmate is limited to four 30 minute visits per week.
  4. Violations of the facility rules and regulations may subject the visitor to lose his/her visitation rights.

Visitors who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will not be allowed to visit and could be subject to arrest.

VISITORS DRESS CODE:

Visitors must be dressed appropriately. No swim suits, see through, or obscene clothing of any type. The Watch Commander or his/her designee shall make the final determination on whether attire is appropriate.

PROPERTY AND MONEY:

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All inmate deposits must be completed either at the Kiosk located at the Jail Information Visitation Center, online at www.inmatedeposits.com, or by calling the Toll Free number listed above.

MAIL REGULATIONS

Please read the following document for regulations and restrictions concerning Inmate Mail.

INMATE WELFARE INFORMATION

It is the policy of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office that we provide an avenue for the families and those seeking information about the treatment of inmates or those wishing to complain about the treatment of an inmate while housed in the Marion County Jail.  Use of this service will require a Corrections Watch Commander to investigate your complaint and respond within 24 hours the results.

NOTE:  THE INMATE WELFARE INFORMATION SERVICE IS  NOT FOR ROUTINE INMATE INQUIRIES WHICH MAY BE DONE THROUGH COMMUNICATION WITH THE INMATE (VISITATION) OR CALLING THE MAIN JAIL LINE AT 352-351-8077.

Please provide the following information when using this service:

  • Your contact information
  • A brief explanation of your complaint
  • The inmate’s name

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone Number

    Inmate's Name

    Your Message

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    INMATE PHONE SERVICES

    In order to receive collect phone calls from the jail, you must first establish an account with our Inmate Phone Company (Securus Tech, Inc.) they can be reached at 1-800-844-6591. Inmates can also make calls by purchasing Calling Cards from the jail, they can place an order for Calling Cards prior to Sunday Evening; this will allow them to make their purchases.

    **PLEASE NOTE – Please remember there is a $ 22.00 booking fee and a $ 3.00 daily subsistence fee.

    INMATE CANTEEN SERVICES

    Inmates can purchase canteen items from the jail (such as personal items, t-shirts, underclothing, snacks, coffee, etc). As far as inmates purchasing Canteen items, they can place an order for Canteen Items prior to Wednesday Evening; this will allow them to make their purchases.

    **PLEASE NOTE – Please remember there is a $ 22.00 booking fee and a $ 3.00 daily subsistence fee.

    EXCEPTIONS TO VISITATION RULES:

        • Attorneys are not restricted to the hours of visitation.
        • Inmate Worker visits will not be authorized when the inmate worker is working. Please schedule your appointment during the time the person you want to visit is not working.
        • Visitation for inmates housed in the Medical Dorm on suicide precaution will require prior approval by the Watch Commander or his/her designee.
        • Inmates hospitalized in community facilities will be required to get special visitation approval from the Corrections Bureau Chief or his designee before being allowed visitors.

     

    MAILING ADDRESS:
    Marion County Jail
    700 NW 30th Avenue
    Ocala, FL 34475
    (352) 351-8077

    TRANSPORTATION

    Local transportation to and from the facility is provided by local taxi services.  Information concerning the telephone numbers for local transportation is available in the telephone directory.  SunTran provides bus services for the local area with a bus stop within walking distance of the jail.  A copy of their schedule is available by calling SunTran at (352) 401-6999.  If you desire any additional information, please contact the officer at the front desk. Additional information pertaining to the inmates can be obtained through our web site at www.marionso.com

All visitation procedures are subject to suspension and/or modification for facility security.

 

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

What is PREA?

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) establishes a Zero-Tolerance standard towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment of incarcerated persons. It is Public Law 108-79, signed in September 2003 by President Bush.

PREA sets a standard that protects the Eight Amendment rights of Federal, State, and local prisons – making the prevention of sexual abuse,  and sexual harassment a top priority. It also increases available data on sexual abuse, sexual harassment and it increases the accountability for administrators who fail to prevent, reduce, and punish this type of behavior.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a Zero-Tolerance standard for sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Bureau has developed uniformed guidelines and procedures to reduce the risk of in-custody sexual abuse, and sexual harassment activity. Inmates who experience these types of behaviors are strongly encouraged to report this type of behavior. We also support the prosecution of persons who commit acts of sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in our facilities.

You can learn more about PREA at the web sites for the National Institute of Corrections and the National PREA Resource Center.