The Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) is a substance abuse/mental health treatment facility in Alva, Oklahoma. The minimum-security facility has a capacity of 584 male inmates, most of whom are serving time for drug-related offenses.
BJCC, which opened in 1995, is named for Charles E. “Bill” Johnson. Johnson’s leadership helped create a 300-bed Drug Offender Work Camp called the Regimented Treatment Program (RTP). Johnson was a state leader in establishing a correctional center for drug offenders.
Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. BJCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas. Approximately 100 inmates are typically enrolled.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Most BJCC inmates need substance abuse treatment. Facility programming teaches ways to avoid relapse, while also helping them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.
BJCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.
Regimented Treatment Program
With nearly 200 inmates, BJCC’s Regimented Treatment Program combines physical training with cognitive behavioral treatment. In addition to receiving substance abuse treatment, they learn self-discipline, and must show initiative, motivation and improved behavior to graduate.
Other units include the Delayed Sentencing Program for about 110 18-22-year-olds meeting special criteria defined in statute and the Intermediate Revocation Program – short-term incarceration for certain kinds of probation violators.
Inmates can receive mail at any time. Include their name, DOC number and housing assignment if known in the address.
Inmate’s name, number, and housing assignment (if known)
1856 E. Flynn St.
Alva, OK 73717
Visiting during an inmate's first 30 days arrival at BJCC (without a background check) is limited to two immediate family members older than 18. The inmate will contact you with the time and other information for the non-contact visit.
All inmate visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form”. You can download a copy here, or request one from the facility.
Background checks will be completed on everyone over the age of 18. The inmate will notify you when the process is complete. The approval process takes approximately 8 weeks once the Visitor Request Form has been returned to BJCC.
The numbers inmates call must be verified as non-business phones. All telephone calls will be “collect” to whom is legally responsible for any charges incurred. Submit a phone bill to the facility to complete this process. Inmates may call cellphones.
Prepaid accounts are available through GTL at 1-866-230-7761 (6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central, Saturday and Sunday) or through www.gtl.net.
Inmates will send all necessary forms to begin the phone process, and will let those who want to call them know when the process is complete. Inmates are allowed one collect orientation call to one phone number during their first week at BJCC.