Marion County Jail – Ocala, FL

Marion County Jail is located in Marion County, Florida and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Looking for someone locked up at Marion County Jail? This site gives you all about anything you might want to know about Marion County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Marion County Jail. How to view Marion County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info that you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Marion County Jail
692 Nw 30Th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 352-732-8181
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Marion County Jail you should go to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marion County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information fast if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in a different jail you should check our Florida county jail guide: Florida Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Marion County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to enter the prisoner’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Marion County Jail site? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are not permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates in the Marion County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you might be permitted to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can be released. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Marion County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but most of the time, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you need to know if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Marion County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate needs to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, expect to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you are not late to report. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Marion County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are generally more expensive than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

The Marion County Jail phone number is: 352-732-8181

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Marion County Jail is:

Marion County Jail
692 Nw 30Th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marion County Jail
692 Nw 30Th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475


The Marion County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so you should double check the official Marion County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Marion County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Florida State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You can access court records using the Marion County website, or at the Marion County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Bear in mind you are able to ask to see your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to view these listings online, but bear in mind that you can’t see the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to see if they has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your comments might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marion County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link

    Marion County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Marion County jail is very scary, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marion County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Marion County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to someone in jail changes, so check the official Marion County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Marion County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marion County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Marion County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in Marion County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Marion County Jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Marion County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Send a message to Marion County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Marion County Jail Website
    Marion County Jail Inmate Search Link
    View Marion County Jail Mugshots
    Marion County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Marion County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Marion County Jail Mail Policy
    Locate an inmate at Marion County Jail
    Marion County Jail Warrant Inquiry Link
    Marion County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Marion County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Marion County Jail Jobs


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  1. Larry M. says:

    I have tried, with absolutely no success to navigate this web site to find a way to deposit money for an inmate into the commissary account as instructed by the folks we talked to over the phone. I have spent hours trying to accomplish this to no avail! Would someone be kind enough to send an email with the “CORRECT” link to this area so funds can be deposited foer this inmate, EDWARD NAY TUDOR. PLEASE. The link on your site for getting funds to an inmate will not open up. Please correct this frustrating situation.

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