Friday, April 03, 2020

KANSAS GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY'S EXECUTVE ORDER 20-16  Statewide "stay home" order unless performing an essential activity (read the order for details)

MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:  1st Confirmed Positive Case in Marion County

Information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Marion County Health Department.


PUBLIC ATTENDANCE OF COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BY TELECOMMUNICATION ONLY.  Pursuant to KS Governor Order 20-16, in-person attendance at the County Commission meetings will not be allowed at this time.  We encourage attendance by telecommunication which also allows public interaction.
To join the County Commission meetings from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to or by phone dial 1-866-899-4679.  The access code is 639-484-901#.

Please contact individual County offices directly for any questions or assistance.

 Marion County Jail Information

Commissary Information:

Persons in the Marion County Jail can purchase food, personal hygiene and other items weekly, including holidays, from the jail’s commissary.  Money is deposited to an inmate’s account and, in turn, inmates may purchase commissary items by drawing on the funds in their account.  Inmates on restriction status may purchase only personal hygiene items.  The purchase of commissary items by incarcerated persons is a privilege and not a right.  Access to the commissary may be withheld for just cause.

Persons may make deposits to an inmate’s commissary account in two different ways:

  1. In person with cash only:  Cash deposits are at the Sheriff’s Office inside the front entrance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 202 South 4th Street, Marion, Kansas.  Deposits can be made from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding County holidays. 
  2. Via the U.S. Mail with money orders:  Deposits are to be made to commissary accounts via the U.S. Mail but only Postal Prepaid Money Orders, other accredited prepaid money orders and U.S. government checks are accepted.  Cash, personal or payroll checks and credit card numbers are not accepted.  All money orders received for deposit on inmate accounts must be made payable to Marion County Inmate Account.  The inmate’s name must be on the money order and be the one that the inmate used when they were processed into the jail.  Money orders without the necessary information will be returned to the sender.  Please use this address format when sending money orders to the jail:

202 S. 4th
MARION, KS 66861


Inmates of the Marion County Jail are allowed to have visitors while being incarcerated at the jail, except when an inmate is restricted from doing so.  Failure to adhere to the visitation rules will result in the cancellation of a visit and possible suspension of the visitor or inmate from future visiting privileges.  It is the inmate’s responsibility to comply with all rules and to inform their visitors of these rules, so that a scheduled visit is successfully completed.

When inmates are processed into the Marion County Jail, they are provided a visitation list to fill out.  Inmates may choose up to a maximum of four (4) visitors.  All visitors must be placed on this list, and this includes regular visitors, family visitors, and out-of-state visitors.

Visitation Schedule:
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Inmates will be given a visitation date upon their incarceration. Please call the jail prior to visiting for schedule.

Inmates will be brought to visitation from the jail only one time on visitation day for a total of twenty-five minutes.  Only two visitors will be allowed at one time.  Any additional persons must wait in the waiting area if room permits.  All others must remain outside the office.  All visitors must be on the inmates approved visitor list.  All persons under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by their legal guardian.  All visitors must be properly dressed.  No revealing clothing.  Any Sheriff’s Office personnel can, at their discretion, refuse visitation if someone is not dressed appropriately.

IMPORTANT: The Sheriff, the Corrections Officer or their designated representative, may cancel any visit or delete from an inmate’s visitors list, any visitor who violates a jail rule or any person who, in their opinion, poses a threat to the Jail security or to another inmate, visitor or staff member.


Persons in the Marion County Jail can receive mail during the time they are incarcerated.  All mail except attorney mail will be inspected prior to delivery.  No delivery is made on weekends or holidays.  All mail (with the exception of “legal mail”) is opened and inspected for contraband and security breaches according to federal guidelines.  Mail pertaining to legal matters is opened in the presence of the inmate to whom it is addressed.

Any threats or illegal contraband received via the mail will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities for investigation and legal action.

All mail must have a complete return address and be addressed with the inmate’s full name and the address of the Marion County Jail:

202 S. 4th
MARION, KS 66861

Mail received at the Jail which does not display the correct information may be placed in the inmate’s property or be returned to the sender.

Mail received for inmates who are no longer at the Marion County Jail is returned to the sender.

As a general rule, inmates are allowed to receive letters, cards, post cards and 35mm type of photographs.

The Marion County Jail reserves the right to return to the sender any letter, picture, article, or package (with the exception of “legal mail”) which the Jail guidelines deem inappropriate for introduction into the facility.  Items mailed to the inmates which are declared unacceptable, will be placed in the inmate’s property or returned to the sender as they are received.