Marshall County Detention Center

Juvenile Service Office Information

Memo

To:              All family and friends of the residents at this facility

From:         Marshall County Jailer, Roger Ford

Re:              Visitation Time

Women – Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM until 8:30 AM

Men – Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM

NO VISITATION ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS

Residents are allowed two 15 minute visits per week

Please arrive as early as possible, only four residents are able to visit family and friends at any given time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any staff member

Thank you,

Roger Ford


Marshall County Restricted Custody Center

Class D Visitation Time

Thursdays: 8 AM to 9 AM

Saturdays: Dorm 1 and 2, 8 AM to 9 AM

Dorm 3 and 4, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM



List of authorized clothing articles allowed in this facility

Note: This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change without notice.

o       5 cotton tee shirts (white color preferred)

o       7 pairs of socks (white color preferred)

o       7 pairs of underwear

o       2 handkerchiefs (white color preferred)

o       2 thermal tops, cotton long john type

o       2 thermal bottoms, cotton long john type

o       2 bras (females only, no underwire)

o       2 pairs of shorts (no drawstrings, buttons, zippers, or blue jean shorts)

o       Wedding bands and watches only, inmates are discouraged from having expensive jewelry)

o       All inmates have access to the Canteen where they can purchase toiletries, cigarettes, snacks, and any writing material they may want, including stamps

o       Any money left for the inmate should be in the form of dollar bills or quarters as the Canteen items are dispensed in vending machines and there is no change machine available

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any staff member


Inmate Programs

In keeping with our Mission Statement to help prepare inmates for their return to society after their sentence is served, the Marshall County Detention Center offers several different classes and meetings. Attendance to all classes and/or meetings is voluntary.

Due to a lack of meeting space and large demand, attendance to some meetings and classes are limited and inmates may be put on a waiting list.

 

Life Skills:

Life Skills classes are sponsored by the Marshall County Adult Learning Center. Shanna Tidwell is the class instructor. Life Skills classes are held 1 day per week and are for female inmates only. Upon the successful completion of 4 weeks of classes, the class members are eligible for a 1 hour supervised contact visit with their minor children.

GED:

GED classes are sponsored by the Marshall County Adult Learning Center. Shanna Tidwell is the class instructor. GED classes are held 2 days per week and are open to any interested inmate. Upon successful completion of all GED requirements, the inmate will receive a GED diploma and eligible inmates can receive a 60-day reduction in their sentence.

Narcotics Anymous (NA):

Narcotic Anymous meetings are sponsored by the Marshall County Adult Learning Center. NA meeting are held once a week and are open to any inmate with an addiction problem. Each class runs for 6 weeks. Due to lack of meeting space, classes are limited to 10 to 15 inmates per class at this time there is a waiting list for the NA classes. There is no formal instructor, the NA members lead the meetings themselves, following NA protocol. There are two inmates who serve as co-chairmen of the NA program.

Alcholics Anymous (AA):

Independent individuals sponsor AA meetings. The meetings are lead by independent individuals that are successfully following the AA program. The meetings are held once a week and are open to anyone with an alcohol addiction problem. The meetings follow the 12-step program and are ongoing. Due to lack of meeting space, attendance to the AA meetings is limited and there is a waiting list.

Bible Study:

Bible Study groups are non-denominational and meet twice a week. Female inmates meet on Wednesday and Sunday; male inmates meet on Thursday and Sunday. All inmates are invited to attend Bible study, but due to a lack of meeting space, services have been divided from one to two groups on service meeting days. Our volunteer chaplain is Wayne Graham and many local churches have donated Bibles and study materials.


Mission Statement

The mission of this facility is to protect and serve our community and surrounding areas.  Our goal is to provide correctional service that is effective, fair, impartial and at all times performed in a professional manner.  We are proud to offer educational and reform programs to help prepare inmates for their return to the community.  We strive to provide a safe environment for employees to carry out their duties and for friends and family members to visit.

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