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  • Confusion leads to inaccurate information about ODOC bonds

    Thursday, the ODOC released a media advisory following a Board of Corrections meeting in McAlester. At that meeting, members voted to allow DOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh to move forward with finalizing documents related to a $116.5 million bond to repair existing facilities across the state. This Thursday, the Bond Advisor & Oversight Board will discuss and possibly grant provisional and final approval to the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority to issue approximately $116.5 milli...  Read More...

  • Board of Corrections approves appointment of two new wardens to Jackie Brannon and James Crabtree Correctional centers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Board of Corrections unanimously approved on Thursday the appointment of two new wardens for Oklahoma Department of Corrections' facilities. The board approved the appointments of Greg Breslin as Warden of Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, and Rick Whitten as Warden of James Crabtree Correctional Center in Helena. The approvals took place at JBCC during the board’s monthly meeting. Breslin started with ODOC in 1989 as an intake case ma...  Read More...

  • Board of Corrections unanimously approves resolutions for ODOC facility improvements, potential new prison construction

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Board of Corrections unanimously approved separate resolutions on Thursday, one relating to state bonds for facility improvements, and the second addressing possible construction of new state prisons. The approvals, which came during the board’s September meeting at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, specifically authorize and direct Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh to: Negotiate, finalize and execute such documen...  Read More...

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