Home  /  News  /  Newsroom

BJCC staffers launch kindness campaign

BJCC staffers launch kindness campaign

ALVA, Okla. – There is a movement underway in Alva, and the plan began in prison. 

Like so many others, Karmen Andrews has grown weary of all the negativity. So, this correctional case manager came up with a wonderful idea. 

Karmen has been the recipient of kindness. Shortly after beginning her career at Bill Johnson Correctional Center, her dad, Stanley, passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease. 

“It was really comforting to now my co-workers really cared about me,” Andrews said. 

And so, Andrews launched a Facebook page – Alva’s Random Acts of Kindness. 

“When you go out of your way to do something for somebody, they know that they’re important and somebody cares for them,” Andrews said. 

Colleague and friend, Heather O’Neil began sharing the post.    

“It’s nice to see kindness coming across your Facebook page,” O’Neil said. “You can bring goodness and happiness to other people.”  

To her surprise, Heather was among the first to receive an act of kindness, when 9 year old Baylee gave her a Tiger Lily.  

“You could see the joy it brought her when she gave me something I really liked,” O’Neil added. 

That sweet gesture was the beginning of a tsunami of kindness – someone picking up the tab at a Drive-Thru, a cold bottle of water for a thirty postal worker, a GoFundMe account for a young man struck by a car while riding his bike to work.  

More than 200 people have already joined this kindness crusade in Alva.  

It’s just kind of cool to be kind to somebody,” Andrews said.  

It’s simple, really. Kindness changes everything.  



Contact DOC

Main Location
3400 North Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298


Mailing
PO Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK  73136-0400


Phone: (405) 425-2500
Fax: (405) 425-2578


Contact ODOC



In compliance with the reporting requirements of 74 O.S. 3106.4[C], this agency is making known that it stores name, birth date, place of birth, mother’s maiden name, biometric records, Social Security number, official state or government issued driver license or identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, and employer or taxpayer identification numbers.   The personally identifiable data is stored both electronically and in confidential paper files.  The data is shared in compliance with court orders and agreements with other government bodies.

Subscribe to DOC Updates!

 Email Updates 
To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.




Top Resources

Closed Records


Employment Verification (405) 425-2644


Sex and Violent Offender Registration


Victim Services


Community Outreach


Visitation Policy


Volunteer Opportunities


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Onelife at 800-559-9544 or the National Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Click here for more suicide awareness information.