Transition Center Visiting Information
IMPORTANT: Please read these guidelines carefully and completely to ensure you understand them. The information below pertains to the Marion County Transition Center, formally known as Marion County Work Release Center.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To reduce exposure risk, visitation has been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transition center mail and phone systems are still available. Please use the links on the left menu for details.
All adults in custody are allowed one visit per week on their scheduled visiting day.
Visitors must be at least 18 years of age, unless the visitor is a legal spouse.
A child (if under the age of 18) may visit if accompanied by an approved parent, legal guardian or other legally authorized adult.
Visitors may visit one inmate only on their designated visiting day, unless prior approval has been obtained by administration.
Only three (3) visitors may visit an adult in custody at any given time; two adults and one minor child, or one adult and two minor children. No more than two adult visitors are allowed at any given time.
Visitors must have photo identification with them at all times. Minors must provide an original birth certificate with their parent/legal guardian's name and the child's name. If between 15-18 years old the minor must also provide a current State issued ID or Student Body card.
Visiting areas are limited to the Transition Center lobby, the multipurpose room and the playground area (weather permitting).
Visitors are strictly prohibited from wearing orange clothing.
No food or drink will be allowed in the Transition Center lobby.
No pets are allowed on Transition Center grounds.
Adults in custody with an approved visit may receive personal property drops during their visit. This is the only time personal property drops are allowed (excluding medications or hygiene items-see below).
Possession of firearms, ammunition, alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or dangerous drugs of any kind is strictly prohibited on Transition Center grounds; this includes inside vehicles or property. This is a Felony offense.
All cell phones will be turned off and put away prior to visits. Adults in custody are not permitted to use phones of any kind during their visiting hour. If there is any violation of this rule the visit will be terminate.
No duffle bags, backpacks, suitcases, or totes of any kind are to be left for the adult in custody during visits. These items are not permitted in Transition Center dorms unless the adult in custody has specific need determined by Transition Center staff. If these items are left they will be discarded.
Visiting Dates and Times
Saturday: A Dorm 11:30 am - 12:30 pm;
B Dorm 2:30 pm - 3:30pm
C Dorm 9:30 am - 10:30 pm; D Dorm 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Visits will only take place on Saturdays and Sundays. The Sheriff's Office will post the visiting times and length in each of the living units and in the Transition Center lobby.
General visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visiting session. The doors will open at approximately 10 minutes prior to the session for check in. The doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the scheduled visiting session starts and further entry will not be allowed after this time. Visitors who arrive more than 10 minutes late to the scheduled visit time will not be allowed entry and their visit for the week will be cancelled.
If the visitor leaves the visiting/lobby area after general visiting has started, the visit will be terminated. The visitor will have the opportunity to return on the next scheduled visiting time and day.
Important Information to Know Prior to your Visit
A visitor may be denied a visit at any time as deemed necessary by Transition Center staff. Our priority is to ensure the safety and security of the Transition Center and all its occupants and visitors.
Transition Center adults in custody will be required to complete a visiting request form. This form will be completed at least 48 hours prior to their scheduled visit. If the adult in custody fails to complete the form and return it to deputies within the designated time frame, visitors will be turned away until a criminal history check is completed for the next scheduled visiting day.
Transition Center employees will complete a criminal history check on all visitors listed on the adult in custody's visiting request form. General visitors will be subject to a wants and warrants check, as well as a check to verify if the visitor is on any type of supervision.
Deputies will require that each adult visitor show proof of their identity prior to being allowed to visit. Proof of identity will be picture identification and may be in the form of:
State Drivers License
State Identification Card
Military Identification Card
Foreign Identification Card
Denial of Visiting Privileges
Deputies will deny a visit in the following circumstances:
- The visitor is found to have any criminal matters pending.
- The visitor has been in custody in any correctional facility or jail within the past 90 days.
- The visitor does not provide the proper identification for themselves and/or children.
- The visitor is prohibited by court order or by conditions of parole or probation from contact with the adult in custody they wish to visit.
- The visitor is on parole or probation.
- The visitor is visibly intoxicated; any evidence of intoxication will result in the denial of visitation. The person will be told to leave the premises immediately. Refusal to do so will result in a criminal charge of trespass.
- Reasonable suspicion that the visitor is concealing contraband or otherwise engaged in or attempting to violate Transition Center rules.
- If visitor or adult in custody becomes disruptive, the visit will be terminated.
- The visitor has previously disrupted the visiting process or violated visiting rules and regulations with the Transition Center, Jail or any other correctional facility by words or acts.
- There is reasonable suspicion to believe the visitor or adult in custody will disrupt the visiting process or violate visiting rules and regulations.
- The visitor intentionally provides false information to deputies.
- There is reasonable suspicion to believe that the visitor and adult in custody are mutually involved in any type of criminal activity in the community.
- Any behavior or conduct displayed by Transition Center adults in custody and/or their visitors deemed inappropriate by Transition Center staff will result in denial or termination of your visit.
- The visitor arrives more than 10 minutes late to the scheduled visit time.