Marion County Jail
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Marion County Jail


40 S. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-1574

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The facility, Marion County Jail, does not accept property and property cannot be dropped off for inmates. Property may be released only if an inmate has filled out a property release form listing the authorized person picking up the property. The person picking up the property must have two pieces of identification, one being a photo id. Inmate property / vehicle release procedures are as follows: 8;00-10:30 am Monday through Friday for inmates being housed here at the Main Jail unless the identified inmate is in court on the requested date. Inmates that have been transferred to ( DOC ) Department of Corrections, property may be picked up 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am-3:00 pm on Friday.

More information on Inmate Property Release

Sending Money

Deposits can be made to commissary accounts of inmates currently in the Marion County Jail 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 Jail Commissary. The inmate's name, cell housing unit (cell block number), date of birth and Gallery number must appear on the money order and the name must be the one that the inmate used whey 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.

Inmate Account Manager
Inmate's Name & Gallery #
Cell Housing Number
Marion County Jail
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Depositing Money
We can accept deposits for Commissary Accounts for inmates housed in the Marion County Jail - Jail I only through the following options below.  If the inmate is housed at CCA – Jail II, please click here to be redirected to the appropriate page for deposit options. 
·       Kiosks at the Marion County Jail – Jail I (40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN  46204), available 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week. 
·       Telephone at (888) 988-4768.  Site ID is 82.
·       GTL’s ConnectNetwork website. 
·       GTL’s new iPhone app.  Click here to download. 
We can accept deposits for Telephone Accounts for inmates housed in both the Marion County Jail - Jail I AND CCA - Jail II through the following options below.
·         Kiosks at the Marion County Jail – Jail I (40 South Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN  46204) and CCA – Jail II (730 East Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN  46202) available 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week. 
·         Telephone at (800) 483-8314. 
·         GTL’s ConnectNetwork website.
·         GTL’s new iPhone app. Click here to download.


Sending Mail

Inmates in the Marion County Jail can receive mail during the time they are incarcerated. All mail is delivered in person, as it is received, to those for who it is addressed. Mail is distributed Monday through Friday. No delivery is made on weekends or holidays. Mail is not delivered to inmates who are unable to produce a valid and legible Jail identification armband. All mail, with the exception of "legal mail",going and coming, shall be opened to intercept monies, checks and to inspect for contraband. Mail shall be read, censored, or rejected based on legitimate facility interests as to order and security. Inmates shall be notified when incoming or outgoing mail is withheld.. Mail pertaining to legal matters is opened in the presence of the inmate whom it is addressed.


Envelopes (legal), paper (legal), and post cards (personal) are distributed to indigent inmates weekly (pg.23). As per the inmate handbook request for such items must be submitted by Wednesday of each week. The inmate’s account balance must not have exceeded $1.00 for a period of two weeks prior to the request.

Each page of correspondence shall contain the receiving inmates NAME and GALLERY NUMBER. One page shall contain a return address

The inmates address for incoming mail must consist of the inmate's name as used at the time of the arrest and processing, their Jail ID number, cell housing number and the Marion County Jail in the following format:

Inmate's Name & Jail ID
Cell Housing Number
Marion County Jail
40 South Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Items That Are Not Allowed To Be Sent Through Mail​​​

  • No postage.
  • No greeting cards, blank paper or blank envelopes.
  • Corresspondence containing drawings or excessive scratched out marks.
  • Correspondence that include colored marker, colored pencil, or crayon. (Black and blue ink or #2 pencil only)
  • No obscene materials or nude photographs will be accepted.
  • No polaroid pictures will be accepted.
  • No food items are allowed to be mailed in or out of the facility.
  • No commissary type of items such as clothing, snacks, writing materials, games, toilet articles, health items, etc., will be accepted.
  • No identification cards, stickers, labels, felt tip markers, pens, crayons, mechanical pencils,  color or standard pencils, tape, puzzles, electronic devices, oversized greeting cards, plastic cards, carbon paper, or metal objects will be accepted.
  • Inmates cannot receive any kind of colored stock or construction paper through the mail. Such paper, when found in an inmate's incoming mail, shall be confiscated. White stock or white construction paper is allowed for receipt through the mail.
  • Inmates will no longer keep incoming envelopes. Upon mail delivery all accompanying envelopes with the exception of legal mail will be shredded.

Sending Photographs

All photographs received shall come from a third party vendor such as:


  • Walgreens Photo Center
  • CVS Photo Center
  • Snapfish
  • Walmart
  • Costco/Sam’s Club
  • Shutterfly
  • Kodak


To prevent photos from being returned, ensure the sender has included your NAME, GALLERY #, and HOUSING UNIT in the shipping information…


*** Photos mailed directly as correspondence will be returned to sender***


  • When mail is returned to sender it typically takes several weeks before it will reach its destination.

  •  Incoming mail should be addressed with the inmate NAME, GALLERY, and HOUSING UNIT.

  • Mail that contains prohibited items will be returned to sender in its entirety.


    Marion County Jail Chaplain

    Chaplain's Office: 327-1320

    Senior Chaplain: Michael A. Wolley,

    Chaplain Assistant: Sherry Proffitt,

    Chaplain Assistant: Derrick Spight,

    Administrative Assistant: Ferrin Parham,

    Chaplain Michael A. Wolley is the Senior Chaplain for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. His staff is comprised of chaplain assistants and numerous volunteer chaplain assistants from various socioeconomic, religious and cultural back grounds. There are approximately 30 religious institutions that conduct classes and worship services on a weekly or monthly basis.

    Chaplain Wolley and his staff are responsible for approximately 3000 inmates in four facilities. The chaplains department provides one on one counseling for inmates as well as staff in the Administration Division, Jail Division, Communication Division, Civil Division and Law Enforcement Division. They also conduct religious services, baptismal services and marriage ceremonies. The chaplains staff is available twenty-four hours a day to provide bereavement counseling for inmates that lose their loved ones while incarcerated.

    Chaplain Wolley's extensive experience as an ordained clergyman, law enforcement officer and a program director for a jail, has equipped him to oversee the needs of the inmates. As an active minister in the greater Indianapolis community, he has developed partnerships with community organizations in order to develop pre-release programs that inmates can be placed in upon release from the jail in order to facilitate them in their transition back into society.


    Hope Hall – Daily Affirmations​​​