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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Avery M. Flores

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Avery M. Flores walked away Dec. 20, 2017, from Tulsa Transitional Center. Flores is a 35-year-old Native-American man with black hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    ODOC tours Capitol restoration project

    ODOC staff members Ashlee Clemmons, Tina Hicks, David Cincotta, Faron Bryant, Charles Brewer, and Marilyn Davidson (not shown) got the chance to tour the Capitol Restoration Project today with Trait Thompson, the project’s manager.Lawmakers authorized a $116.5 million dollar bond for ODOC last session to pay for construction and maintenance needs across the agency – items that range from new roofs and locks for cell doors to lighting and plumbing.Today, Thompson led our group through the Capitol...  Read More...

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    ODOC staff: Giving back and having fun

    Our staff come from all walks of life and backgrounds. One commonality is they all like to give back to their state and have a little fun, too. No one is a better example than Brandi Graham-Martinez. By day, the Material Management Specialist helps manage inventory at Howard McLeod Correctional Center’s warehouse outside Atoka. At home, she’s a mother of five, three of whom she and her husband, HMCC Tool Control Officer and Sgt. Rique Martinez, just finished adopting.&...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Alfred P. Goldsmith

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Alfred P. Goldsmith walked away from  Carver Transitional Center in Oklahoma City on March 3.Goldsmith is described as black, about 5-feet 11-inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  When he walked away, he was serving time for Oklahoma County convictions of possession of a controlled substance and second-degree burglary. Anyone with information can call our escapee hotline at 405-425-2698 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov.   Read More...

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    Inmate escapes Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft

    TAFT, OK -- Thursday, July 5, an inmate housed at the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft walked away from the prison at approximately 8 a.m. A correctional officer witnessed Markus Perry run from the facility and go into a nearby wooded area. DOC employees immediately contacted the local sheriff’s office and surrounding police departments. Employees also visited many residents living ...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: KOSU: Q&A: Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Nolin D. Wright

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nolin D. Wright walked away from Clara Waters Community Corrections Center in Oklahoma City on June 21. He may be in the Oklahoma City metro area. Wright is described as white, about 5-feet 9-inches tall, and weighing about 169 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes.   Read More...

  • MBCC staff donate over 100 cases of water bottles to area first responders

    Last April, wildfires burned thousands of acres west of Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ medium-security prison for women, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, in McLoud.Wanting to help out, MBCC staff held a fundraiser to purchase bottled water for area volunteer fire departments and emergency rescue services.On June 1, MBCC staff delivered 50 cases of water to the Newalla Fire Department – just as fire crews were getting called out to fight another blaze. Staff also delivered 50 c...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: Tulsa World: Oklahoma Corrections Director: Three things Oklahoma must do now that it is No. 1 in imprisoning its own people

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Jennifer Stephens

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jennifer Stephens walked away from Turley Residential Center in Tulsa on June 13. She is believed to be in the Oklahoma City metro area.Stephens is described as white, about 6-feet tall, and weighing about 176 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. When she walked away, she was serving time for distribution of controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent conviction out of Oklahoma County. Anyone with information can call our escapee hotline at 405-425-269...  Read More...

  • ICYMI: Tulsa World editorial: Solutions are available for Oklahoma to shed No. 1 incarceration ranking

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Ryland Miller

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ryland Miller is a parole violator out of the southwest district of Probation and Parole Services. He has been missing since June 8. Miller is described as white, about 6-feet tall, and weighing about 169 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. When he walked away, he was serving time for trafficking in illegal drugs and distribution of controlled dangerous substance conviction out of Stephens County. Anyone with information can call our escapee hotline at 405-425...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: DOC Director: Oklahoma can do better on corrections

    For years, lawmakers and subject matter experts have discussed Oklahoma's female incarceration rate, the highest in the nation and more than double the national average. Now we can add to that distinction the nation's highest male incarceration rate. According to a Prison Policy Initiative report, "States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2018," Oklahoma has unseated Louisiana as the world's incarceration capital.    Read More...

  • 41 cadets graduate Thursday at Healdton Assembly of God; eighth graduation of 2018

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections welcomed 41 cadets to its correctional officer family during a graduation Thursday at Healdton Assembly of God in Healdton. The agency's eighth graduating class of 2018 will join a workforce with ample opportunities for advancement, as well as competitive benefits and retirement. ODOC employs more than 1,800 correctional security officers. These graduates will help the agency replenish a force that turned over by 25 percent in...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: News on 6: JBCC's Program Uses Inmates To Train Service Dogs For Veterans

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    ICYMI: NewsOK - No standing still on criminal justice reform

    NOTHING is ever simple when it comes to criminal justice reform in Oklahoma, as is seen in inmates' frustration that a state question approved by voters in 2016 doesn't benefit them.   Read More...

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    OSR water service restored

    Outage began Sunday nightOKLAHOMA CITY -- Water service was restored Tuesday morning at Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite, and operations at the facility have returned to normal.An outage, which started Sunday, began when staff found the prison’s 250,000-gallon water tower drained, causing water to be shut off to most of the 108-year-old minimum security prison for men.Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials learned Monday night the source of the problem was a leak in Granite that...  Read More...

  • OSR experiencing water outage; inmates, staff have drinking water

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections maintenance crews are working to locate and repair the cause of a water outage that began Sunday night at Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.The 108-year-old facility’s water tower was discovered empty Sunday after a large water line break was repaired south of the facility on Saturday. As the tower’s water level dropped, so did water pressure inside the prison, causing every toilet to flush until the tower was empty. O...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Joseph Wagener

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Joseph Wagener walked away June 5 from Tulsa Transitional Center in Tulsa. Wagener is described as white, about 6-feet tall, and weighing about 169 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. When he walked away, he was serving time for possession of a stolen vehicle and controlled substance conviction out of Tulsa County. Anyone with information can call our escapee hotline at 405-425-2698 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and emails are confidential.   Read More...

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    Cadet Lawman Academy tours Eddie Warrior and Jess Dunn correctional centers

    Twenty-five cadets with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Cadet Lawman Academy toured Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft on Wednesday. The cadets, consisting of female junior and senior high schoolers interested in a career in law enforcement, learned about life behind bars, educational programs and treatment services Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmates receive. The tour started at the Chapel and proceeded to Dorm 1, Dorm 3, RTP, Food Service, Programs, Procom and b...  Read More...

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    12 cadets graduate from ODOC CO academy

    MCALESTER, Okla. – Twelve cadets graduated from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections cadet training academy.Thursday’s graduation, held at Lakewood Christian Church, was the agency’s seventh of 2018.ODOC employs more than 1,800 correctional security officers. These graduates will help the agency replenish a force that turned over by 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2017.The agency has two cadet training academies, the Wilson Training Academy and Satellite Training Academy.The agency...  Read More...

  • ODOC investigating Dick Conner Correctional Center fight that injured 5 inmates

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating a fight that injured five inmates Saturday at Dick Conner Correctional Center. The fight took place between rival groups of individuals housed at DCCC, a medium-security prison for men in Hominy. Two inmates were transported via medical helicopter and a third via ambulance to Tulsa hospitals.   Read More...

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    UPDATE: JDCC walkaway Riffey captured in Spiro

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has learned that Jess Correctional Center walkaway Mark Riffey has been arrested by Spiro police. Police took Riffey into custody after receiving a call Monday afternoon from a member of the public about a man matching his description walking through a parking lot. Riffey was arrested without incident, and will be booked at LeFlore County jail. He walked away May 29 from Jess Dunn Correctional Center, a minimum security priso...  Read More...

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    Fire damages probation and parole office; offenders urged to contact their PPO officers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Logan County offenders needing to check in with their Oklahoma Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Officers should contact their officers at the numbers below. PPO Julie Hensley: 405-315-9800 PPO Ron Shipman: 405-315-9792 This is necessary because a fire Sunday in downtown Guthrie heavily damaged ODOC Probation and Parole Services' satellite office. The office, which was home to three officers and one training officer, and its contents are believed ...  Read More...

  • ODOC, Sequoyah County Sheriff's deputies arrest 2 in Riffey walkaway

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents and Sequoyah County Sherrif’s deputies have arrested two in the walkaway last week of a Jess Dunn Correctional Center inmate.Corbett Perkins and Dee Riffey were booked into the Sequoyah County Jail on Friday for complaints of harboring a fugitive. Perkins was also booked for assault and battery on a police officer and obstruction of justice.Perkins is the brother-in-law of JDCC walkaway...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Jess Dunn Correctional Center Walkaway Mark Riffey

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mark Riffey walked away Tuesday from Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, Oklahoma. Riffey is American Indian, about 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. When Riffey walked away, he was serving time for kidnapping, rape, child abuse, and assault and battery on a police officer convictions out of Sequoyah County. Riffey should be considered extremely dangerous, and has a history of violence against women and chi...  Read More...

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    ODOC unveils Mabel Bassett Correctional Center dog training facility

    MCLOUD, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday for its Serelda Cody Dog Training Facility inside Mabel Bassett Correctional Center.The event unveiled a 2,982 square-foot kennel that will expand the medium-security prison for women’s Guardian Angels Program. The facility is the result of a thriving statewide collaboration between ODOC and CareerTech.“The Serelda Cody Dog Training Facility is a product of our incredible partnership with CareerTec...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Leighann Hughes

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Leighann Hughes walked away Feb. 19 from Kate Barnard Correctional Center in Oklahoma City. Hughes is Asian, about 5-feet 5-inches tall and weighs approximately 163 pounds with brown or blonde hair and brown eyes. When she walked away, she was serving time for an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon conviction out of Rogers County. Anyone with information can call our escapee hotline at 405-425-2698 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and emails ar...  Read More...

  • ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh Statement on Selection of Senators Kim David and Roger Thompson for Senate Leadership Posts

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh has released the following statement on State Senate Majority Floor Leader and future President Pro Tempore Greg Treat’s appointment of Senators Kim David and Roger Thompson to leadership roles for the next session.“We are extremely pleased with Senator Greg Treat’s selection of Senators Kim David and Roger Thompson for leadership roles in the Senate.As Senate Appropriations Committee chair last sessio...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Kristin J. Apauty

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kristin J. Apauty walked away March 30 from Turley Halfway House in Tulsa. Apauty is Native American, about 5-feet 2-inches tall, and weighing approximately 141 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Donald Ashford - MOST WANTED LIST

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Donald Ashford is a parole violator out of the central district of Probation and Parole Services. He has been missing since June 22, 2016, and is on the MOST WANTED list and considered armed and dangerous. Ashford is black, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, and weighs approximately 154 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    Lexington Correctional Center Staff participate in Land Run Parade

    On Saturday, April 28, the Lexington Correctional Center took part in Lexington's annual festival honoring Oklahoma's Land Run of 1889. Employees set up a display providing information on career opportunities at the facility. Correctional officers interacted with the public, hoping to educate and hopefully recruit new staff members. The display was comprised of a Central Transportation Unit bus that was open for public viewing. Also on display was the new receiving prisone...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Jason M. Ducharme

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jason M. Ducharme let his GPS monitor die on April 16 and failed to report afterward as ordered to Probation and Parole Services. Ducharme is white, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, and weighs approximately 176 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He was serving time for possession and distribution of controlled dangerous substance with intent out of Oklahoma County. Anyone with information on Ducharme can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: The Shawnee News-Star: ODOC staff, volunteers honored on Senate, House floors

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    DOC director: Oklahoma prisons in precarious spot

    ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh penned this column that appeared Sunday in the editorial pages of The Oklahoman, the state's largest daily newspaper. The column notes similarities between our struggles, and those of North and South Carolina's state prisons. The Director urges Oklahoma leaders to adequately fund ODOC so it can offer more competitive pay and attract more correctional officers. The column also notes that, even with the state's planned state employee raise, ...  Read More...

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    ODOC staff, volunteers honored on Senate, House floors

    OKLAHOMA CITY – State lawmakers at the Capitol on Monday honored Oklahoma Department of Corrections employees and a volunteer for bravery and exemplary service to the state.Lawmakers gave standing ovations to 14 ODOC employees and one volunteer on the floor of the State House and Senate. The group also got to meet for a photo with Governor Mary Fallin, who congratulated them on their recognition, and thanked them for their service to the people of Oklahoma.“Oklahoma Department of Cor...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Avery Flores

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Avery Flores walked away Dec. 20 from the Tulsa Transitional Center.Flores, 36, is described as Native-American, with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing about 196 pounds.When he walked away, he was serving time for drug possession out of Cherokee County. Flores is thought to be with Lynzie Hummingbird, who also has felony warrants out for her arrest.Hummingbird, 31, is a parole absconder from Oklahoma Department of Corrections' Northeast Dis...  Read More...

  • ICYMI: News9: Inside look at 110 year old prison in granite

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Amanda Kranczenko

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Amanda Kranczenko walked away April 12 from Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center. Kranczenko is white, about 5-feet 2-inches tall, and weighs approximately 260 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. When she walked away, she was serving time for burglary and forgery out of Oklahoma County. Anyone with information on Kranczenko can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and emails are confidential.    Read More...

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    ODOC Employee Anetta Bullock shares her story from April 19, 1995

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Anetta Bullock’s memory is a bit hazy, but when she starts talking about it, the memories come flooding back to April 19, 1995.Bullock was working for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections on the third floor of the then-Journal Record building, 621 N. Robinson Ave., that morning. An administrative professional in the office, she was typing away at a document on her computer when she noticed something odd.“All of a sudden there was weird feeling, and it felt like the air just pre...  Read More...

  • ODOC Director Allbaugh thanks lawmakers for advancing criminal justice reform bills

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh thanked lawmakers for advancing six bills on Tuesday that will reduce the state’s projected inmate population growth.SB 649, SB 689, SB 786, SB 793, HB 2281, and HB 2286 are expected to reduce the strain of Oklahoma’s projected prison population growth. The measures are revised from a package initially recommended by the governor’s Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force in 2016.“The advancement ...  Read More...

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    North Fork Correctional Center Career Fair planned for Thursday, April 19, at SWOSU in Weatherford

    WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma – North Fork Correctional Center will hold a career fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s student union. The medium-security prison for men located in Sayre is hiring correctional security officers and medical/mental health personnel.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Turley Residential Center walkaway Terra Thomas

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Terra Thomas walked away March 8 from Turley Residential Center.Thomas is white, about 5-feet 4-inches tall, and weighs approximately 150 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes.When she walked away, she was serving time for possession of controlled substance out of Okmulgee County.Callers with information on Thomas can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and emails are confidential.   Read More...

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    ODOC, U.S. Marshals and Houston Police arrest 1981 walkaway

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents, U.S. Marshals and Houston Police arrested a man Thursday who walked away in 1981 from Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft. ODOC agents tracked Stephen M. Paris to Houston through the obituary of his mother who had recently died.   Read More...

  • Jess Dunn walkaway arrested in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Nathan Harmon, who walked away March 29 from Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft, was arrested Wednesday night by Oklahoma City police.  The arrest took place during a traffic stop at the intersection of SE 89th Street and South Shields Boulevard. Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents had tracked Harmon to the Oklahoma City area. After the stop, Harmon, 32, was booked in to Oklahoma County jail on a hold for ODOC, as well a...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: StateImpact Oklahoma: Other State Workers Feel Ignored as Teacher Walkout Continues

    The Oklahoma teacher walkout and educators’ demands for more school funding dominates the news. It’s unclear if lawmakers are willing to meet those demands and quell daily protests. One lingering question: If schools get more money, what happens to other state agencies and workers who need funding, too?   Read More...

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    Fugitive Friday: Jess Dunn Correctional Center Walkaway Nathan Harmon

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nathan Harmon walked away Thursday, March 29, from Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft.Harmon is white, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, and weighs approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.When he walked away, he was serving time for multiple felony convictions out of Oklahoma, Coal, Bryan and Cleveland counties for crimes including theft, pawning stolen goods, second-degree burglary and escape from lawful arrest.Harmon is alleged to have stolen the personal pickup ...  Read More...

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    ODOC staff win 2017 State Charitable Campaign's "Largest Percentage Increase" trophy

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections staff won 2017’s State Charitable Campaign award for “Largest Percentage Increase.” ODOC staff raised $6,408.43 for the State Charitable Campaign last year, blowing away by more than 166 percent 2016’s total of $2,408.28. Mandated by state law, the SCC offers a convenient, accountable way for state employees to give to nonprofit organizations.  Each year, state employees give more than $500,000 to more than 160...  Read More...

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    Jess Dunn Correctional Center walkaway captured outside Okmulgee

    OKMULGEE -- Acting on information provided by Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents, Okmulgee County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jess Dunn Correctional Center walkaway Thursday morning.  Deputies located Todd Hicks, 52, in a trailer park outside of Okmulgee. They took him into custody around 8 a.m.   Read More...

  • Board of Corrections approves ODOC $8.75 million supplemental appropriation request

    MCLOUD – The Board of Corrections approved unanimously Tuesday the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ submission of a supplemental appropriation request to the State Legislature. The approval, which the Board granted during its regular meeting at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, gives the agency the go-ahead to request $8.75 million from lawmakers. “This is a necessity,” said ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh, of the agency’s request. “Corrections is ...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Alexa Torres

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Alexa Torres walked away March 13 from Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center in Oklahoma City.Torres is Hispanic, about 5-feet 5-inches tall, and weighs approximately 145 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. When she escaped, she was serving time for eluding police, possessing a stolen vehicle and felony drug possession out of Tulsa County. Callers with information on Torres can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and em...  Read More...

  • Mack Alford Correctional Center weekend visitation cancelled

    STRINGTOWN - Saturday and Sunday visitation is canceled at Mack Alford Correctional Center. For more on visitation at MACC and other info, go to doc.ok.gov. Click here for ODOC's visitation policy.  Media Contact:  Matt Elliott, Communications Director   matthew.elliott@doc.ok.gov (405) 425-2520   (405) 435-9173    Read More...

  • #ICYMI: Budget chair gives hope for new prison borrowing

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Jennifer Alexander

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Jennifer Alexander walked away Oct. 12, 2016, from Kate Barnard Correctional Center in Oklahoma City.Alexander is described as Native American, 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes. When she escaped, she was serving time for convictions including forgery and burglary out of Pontotoc County. Callers with information on Alexander can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and ema...  Read More...

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    #ICYMI: Oklahoma Correctional Industries helps city of Albany digitize records

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  • Attorney General Hunter, Corrections Director Allbaugh announce inert gas inhalation as primary choice of execution

    Attorney General Hunter, Corrections Director Allbaugh Announce Inert Gas Inhalation as Primary Choice of Execution | Oklahoma Attorney General New protocol currently being developed OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh today announced inert gas inhalation will be the state’s primary method of execution once a protocol is developed and finalized. The new method’s adoption comes as officials with the Oklahoma Depart...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Dustin L. Cameron

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dustin L. Cameron walked away Feb. 27 from a halfway house, Oklahoma City Transitional Center.Cameron, 35, is described as white, 5-feet 11-inches tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. When he escaped, he was serving time for carrying a firearm after a former felony conviction out of Oklahoma County. Callers with information on Cameron can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov.   Read More...

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    56 correctional officers graduate

    HEALDTON, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections graduated 56 correctional security officers on March 8 at Healdton Assembly of God. Part of more than 1,800 correctional security officers at ODOC, these graduates will help the agency replenish a force that turned over by 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2017. Thursday's graduation is the agency's fourth of 2018. ODOC remains under a hiring freeze, but correctional officers, food service and maintenance workers are exclud...  Read More...

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    Oklahoma Department of Corrections' Probation and Parole graduates honored

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Department of Corrections' Probation and Parole had a number of graduates honored during this Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training graduation last Friday, March 2, 2018.Please join us in congratulating the following CLEET graduates:Collin Parks (JMMCDPP), Ryan McClain (JMMCDPP), Phyllis Langley (JMMCDPP), Jeremy Wiles (JMMCDPP), Brendan Walsh (JMMCDPP), Tony Wright (JMMCDPP), Cecilia Hawthorne (JMMCDPP), Ezequiel Ramos-Molina (TCDPP), Hunter Bruce (SE...  Read More...

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    ICYMI: Clocking in: Some Oklahoma prisoners are plying a trade behind bars

    HOMINY — The men making beans and cornbread waited for the men making state license plates. “Don't forget the tip,” one of them said, ladling applesauce onto a tray while other men milled around the lunch line. He wouldn't get one, but just a dollar would double the two quarters an hour he hustles for. Even here, in a workplace surrounded by razor wire and steel reminders of a life sentence, a man can take pride in his work.    Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Avery Flores and Lynzie Hummingbird

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Avery Flores walked away Dec. 20 from the Tulsa Transitional Center. He is a 35-year-old Native-American man with black hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    ODOC: 25 correctional officers graduate

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections graduated 25 correctional security officers on Thursday at King's House.  "We are proud to have these new officers join our team," said ODOC Director Joe M.   Read More...

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    Crisis Negotiation Team earns national honor at Texas competition

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Nine members of Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) took fifth place in a recent competition pitting law enforcement and corrections teams against each other in a hostage scenario to test their skills.“It’s one of those things that we want to prepare and be ready for, but we hope we never need it,” said Amandia Callen, an ODOC Administrative Review Specialist and the agency’s team captain.ODOC was one of 28 teams to com...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Ray Cox

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ray Cox escaped Aug. 26, 2000, from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center, a male minimum security facility in Hogden. Cox is described as Hispanic, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. When he escaped, he was serving time for forgery, false personation and unauthorized use of vehicle out of Oklahoma County. Callers with information on Cox can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov....  Read More...

  • ODOC enforces purchasing freeze in response to state budget cuts

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh instituted a purchasing freeze Wednesday, the latest action in ODOC's response to expected cuts to its Fiscal Year 2018 state appropriations. The purchasing freeze, which comes after a hiring freeze enacted last week, is effective immediately. It restricts agency purchases to essential products and services, such as inmates' food, medical care, and janitorial supplies.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Zachariah Smith

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Zachariah Smith walked away Oct. 21, 2016 from Clara Waters Community Corrections Center, a male community security facility in Oklahoma City.Smith is described as white, 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 161 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.When he walked away, he was serving time for larceny, stolen property and delinquent in child support convictions out of Ottawa County.Callers with information on Smith can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants...  Read More...

  • ODOC initiates hiring freeze for most agency positions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh has placed the agency on a hiring freeze for most positions, citing uncertainty over Fiscal Year 2018 budget cuts after the failure of this week’s Step Up Oklahoma proposal in the State House of Representatives. The hiring freeze affects all agency positions except for correctional officers, food service workers and maintenance staff, as well as those who already have employment offers issued. &ldqu...  Read More...

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    Hot Seat: Oklahoma State Prisons Outlook

    Did you see Director Joe M. Allbaugh on the Hot Seat last Saturday with Scott Mitchell? If not, here's the video of the full interview.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Amber D. McKenney

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Amber D. McKenney walked away Jan. 25 from Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center, a female community security facility in Oklahoma City. McKenney is described as white, 5-feet 3-inches tall, weighing approximately 145 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. When she walked away, she was serving time for drug possession and pawning stolen goods convictions out of Bryan County. Callers with information on McKenney can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 ...  Read More...

  • Saturday News 9's "Hot Seat" to feature Director Allbaugh

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh will be featured at 7:50 a.m. Saturday on KWTV News 9's "The Hot Seat" hosted by reporter Scott Mitchell.In the broadcast, the Director will discuss the legislative session, across-the-board pay raises for staff, aging ODOC facilities and other issues.Cox Communications subscribers can find KWTV at Channel 53.   Read More...

  • ODOC Director Allbaugh responds to Governor's State of the State Address

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh applauded Gov. Mary Fallin’s State of the State Address on Monday, which included comments urging lawmakers to pass smart-on-crime justice reform, and a pledge to sign bills proposed by the Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force. Fallin also called for renewed focus on care for the mentally ill and addicted accused of crimes – instead of cramming them into a prison system without regard for their treatment. “The govern...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Hubert Agee

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Hubert Agee either removed or let the battery die on his GPS ankle monitor December 21, 2017.  Agee is described as 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighing approximately 198 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was serving time for felony drug possession convictions out of Mayes County. Callers with information on Agee can call our escapee hotline at (866) 363-1119 or email warrants@doc.ok.gov. All calls and e-mails are confidential.   Read More...

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    ICYMI: FarmTalk: Correctional Cattlemen Oklahoma Department of Corrections invests in agricultural opportunities

    Farm Talk last November recently featured Oklahoma Department of Corrections' famous beef program. Journalist Raney Rapp visited Howard McLeod Correctional Center near Atoka to get a ground-level view of the agency's cattle operations, which systemwide total to approximately 2,000 head of commercial beef cattle. Raney writes: "Raising consistent cattle statewide with an inmate labor force comes with unique challenges and opportunities, but Agri-Services director Brad Bailey said it’s b...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Troy Peiffer

    Troy Peiffer - Escapee from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center Troy Peiffer walked away on Dec. 16, 2017, from Jim E.   Read More...

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    ODOC holds evidence-based practices training for criminal justice programs

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections hosted one of the nation’s leading minds in evidence-based practice in criminal justice programs on Wednesday.About 100 ODOC leadership and agency program staff joined representatives from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, lawmakers, and nonprofit leaders for a talk by Professor Edward Latessa at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Latessa is the Director of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice, a r...  Read More...

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    ODOC graduates 52 correctional officers

    HEALDTON, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections graduated 52 correctional security officers Monday at Healdton Assembly of God, culminating its second academy class of 2018.“It’s an honor to welcome these new, dedicated individuals into our service,” said ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh.   Read More...

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    Tulsa World: Why does Oklahoma need $1 billion more for corrections? It's on track to lead the U.S. in incarceration, DOC director says

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  • KFOR News Channel 4: Oklahoma Department of Corrections presents 2019 budget request, includes 2 new prisons

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    The Frontier: Oklahoma prison officials show photographs of crumbling infrastructure, ask Legislature for $1.53 billion

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  • Oklahoma No. 2 in the nation in overall incarceration in 2016; No. 1 in female incarceration

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released its annual inmate census report detailing federal/state inmate populations and incarceration rates for 2016. The report by BJS shows Oklahoma was second in the nation in overall incarceration rates for 2016 - with 673 people incarcerated per 100,000 residents.  Louisiana, with 760 inmates per 100,000 residents, led the country - the national average was 397 per 100,000. In 2016, Oklahoma continued to lead the nati...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Gary Jenkins

    Gary Jenkins - Parole Violator from Southwest District  Jenkins violated his parole with the Southwest District Probation and Parole Office. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 4, 2017. Jenkins is a 68-year-old white man with brown hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Avery Flores

    Avery Flores - Walkaway from Tulsa Transitional Center Flores walked away Dec. 20 from the Tulsa Transitional Center. He is a 35-year-old Native-American man with black hair and brown eyes.   Read More...

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    25 new Correctional Officers graduate

    Satellite Training Academy Jan. 3 class photo  MCALESTER, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections commissioned 25 new correctional security officers during its academy graduation Wednesday at The King’s House. The new officers join the more than 1,800 correctional security officers who staff the 24 ODOC facilities in communities across the state. These officers participated in a six-week-long training course at the Satellite Training Academy at Oklahoma State Penitentiary....  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Steven D. Hervey

    Steven D. Hervey - Walkaway from Carver Transitional Center Hervey walked away Dec. 12 from the Carver Transitional Center in Oklahoma City.   Read More...

  • DCCC Fourth Quarter Employee Recognition Event held Nov. 29

    Dick Conner Correctional Center’s (DCCC) Warden, Janet Dowling, and her staff celebrated the 2017 Employees of the Fourth Quarter and recognized October, November and December Longevity Service Award recipients Nov. 29 at the 2017 Fourth Quarter Employee Recognition Event. Non-Uniformed Employee of the Quarter Unit Manager Travis Gray is the 2017 Non-Uniformed Employee of the Fourth Quarter. Gray began his career with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections as a cadet in 1995 and h...  Read More...

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    LARC escapee arrested in Arizona

    Police in Phoenix, Arizona, have arrested an Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmate who escaped Saturday from the minimum security unit of Lexington Assessment and Reception Center.ODOC Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations agents tracked Ronnie Henderson, DOC No. 454166, to a Super 8 in Phoenix. There, they contacted police, who responded immediately.   Read More...

  • ODOC terminates OKC halfway house contract; cites public safety concerns

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has terminated its contract with Catalyst Behavioral Services to operate an Oklahoma City halfway house due to lapses in inmate safety and security.Monday morning, ODOC correctional officers responded to the Catalyst’s Invahoe and Cameo location at 415 NW Eighth St. with buses to move the department’s inmates in the providers care to other facilities. “We had ongoing serious concerns about the safety of Catalyst&...  Read More...

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    Ex-youthful offender speaks to ODOC staff and Joseph Harp youthful offenders

    Ex-youthful offender speaks to ODOC staff and Joseph Harp youthful offenders LEXINGTON, Okla. - Xavier McElrath-Bey was arrested 19 times and had 7 convictions by age 11. At 13 years old, he was convicted of a gang-related murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Now, he is a Senior Adviser and National Advocate for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in Washington, D.C., advocating for legislative changes for juvenile life sentences without parole. McElrath-Bey was i...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Michael M. Watts

    Michael M. Watts - Walkaway from Tulsa Transitional Center Watts walked away from the Tulsa Transitional Center on Feb. 11, 2017.   Read More...

  • Stillwater News Press: OUR VIEW: Fix our broken justice system

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  • ODOC 2019 budget request unveiled - Includes staff raises, 2 medium-security prisons, expanded programs

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will request $1.53 billion in state funding for Fiscal Year 2019, including $813 million for two new medium security prisons. Other priorities include support to expand re-entry, mental health and substance abuse programs, officials announced. The request, which was unanimously approved by ODOC’s Board of Corrections on Nov. 28, is a more than $1 billion increase over the department’s Fiscal Year 2018 appropriation of $485 ...  Read More...

  • The Frontier Article: For second year, state corrections board requests more than $1 billion in state funding

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Erica S. Wilder

    Erica S. Wilder - Walkaway from Turley Residential Center Wilder walked away Nov. 6, 2017, from the Turley Residential Center in Tulsa, where she was serving time for drug possession and forgery.   Read More...

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    ODOC case manager led team of volunteers to Houston for hurricane relief

    ODOC case manager led team of volunteers to Houston for hurricane relief  Allen Woodworth, a Case Manager IV at the Tulsa County District Probation & Parole Office, connects offenders in halfway houses and under GPS supervision with necessary social services. When he isn’t in the office, Woodworth volunteers with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and he spent the week of Nov. 13-17 leading a team of volunteers in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston. During the fiv...  Read More...

  • ODOC honors 20 staff at 2017 Employee Awards ceremony

    2017 Employee Award winners OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections held its annual Employee Awards ceremony Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City.   Read More...

  • OSP boiler fails - Hot water out in 2 inmate quads

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- A 30-year-old boiler failed Wednesday at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, causing a hot water outage in two inmate quads within H-unit. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections, which operates the prison, has located a replacement for the gas-fired boiler, which will cost about $25,000, said Matt Elliott, DOC spokesman. Hot water service will be out until as late as Monday, when crews are expected to have the new boiler installed. The affected quads house 121 inmates.&nbs...  Read More...

  • Inmate Phone Outage Reported at Lexington Correctional Center - Service should return to affected units Tuesday

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – Several housing units at Lexington Correctional Center are experiencing a phone outage due to an accidentally cut line.Phone service to housing units 4, 5 and 6 at LCC should be restored by Tuesday, Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott said.Crews repairing a facility water line cut the phone line unintentionally, Elliott said.Inmates can typically use unit phones to call loved ones or for other approved purposes.No other impacts are expected from the outag...  Read More...

  • Tulsa World Article - Ginnie Graham: Years after single mom got 12 years for selling $31 weed, Oklahoma is still No. 1 for locking up women

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  • Sunday visitation canceled at Jackie Brannon, OSP

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- Officials at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary have canceled Sunday visitation at the two facilities. The cancellation is due to the city of McAlester 's plans to shut off water service Sunday to repair damage from a fire that occurred yesterday as the city repaired a broken water main.   Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Chelsie Bennett

    Chelsie Bennett - Walkaway from Turley Residential Center  Bennett walked away Oct. 20 from the Turley Residential Center in Tulsa, where she was serving time for possession of controlled substances. DOC investigators believe Bennett, who is 5-feet 1-inch tall and weighs 150 pounds, is in the Tulsa area with her mom.   Read More...

  • McAlester Water Outage: 2 DOC facilities enact contingency plans

    MCALESTER -- A Friday water outage due to a broken city water line caused intermittent service at Oklahoma Department of Corrections' facilities Jackie Brannon Correctional Center and Oklahoma State Penitentiary. In response, the facilities' leadership enacted contingency plans to ensure staff and inmates can access potable water. Enough water has been obtained from the nearby city of Krebs and others in the area to last until tomorrow, and more is available if needed. "Ou...  Read More...

  • Inmate walks away from Tulsa Transitional Center

    TULSA, Okla. --  Inmate Michael M. Watts was discovered missing at 9:11 p.m.   Read More...

  • Jackie Brannon Correctional Center escapee captured

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- Inmate Joe D. Andrus has been apprehended after coming up missing during a 10 a.m.   Read More...

  • Inmate walks away from Jackie Brannon Correctional Center

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- Inmate Joe D. Andrus was discovered missing during a 10 a.m.   Read More...

  • Gas service restored at OKCCCC

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Crews have restored gas service at Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center, Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott said Tuesday night.Heat to the rooms and for hot water was returning, Elliott said. Gas service had been out since Saturday, when someone smelled natural gas outside the facility.DOC supplied OKCCCC's more than 250 female inmates with space heaters and carbon monoxide detectors so they could keep warm until service was restored. Hot plates ...  Read More...

  • OCCC Gas Outage Continues

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center remained without gas service Monday, as crews were still searching for the leak that afternoon. Oklahoma Department of Corrections staff have been able to provide the facility's more than 250 female inmates with hot meals thanks to large hotplates the department had located. Space heaters and carbon monoxide detectors in inmates' rooms were all functioning without issue, allowing its inmates to stay warm safely. T...  Read More...

  • Gas leak reported at Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center

    Service to be out until at least Monday OKLAHOMA CITY - A gas leak was discovered late Saturday afternoon at Oklahoma City Community Corrections Center. Oklahoma Natural Gas was called after someone noticed a suspicious odor outside the facility, DOC spokesman Matt Elliott said. ONG crews responded promptly and confirmed a leak, but its location is unknown. For safety, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, which operates the center, has turned off gas service to the facility, lo...  Read More...

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    ODOC #FugitiveFriday - Donna Reyes

    Donna Reyes - Escapee from Turley Residential Center  Reyes escaped from the Turley Residential Center on Oct. 7, where  she was serving time for possession of controlled dangerous substances. Reyes, who is 5’3” and 154 pounds, is believed to be in the Oklahoma City area.   Read More...

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    Oklahoma Correctional Industries Furnishes New Medical Examiner Building

    The state medical examiner's office had a ribbon cutting today on their new facility - replete with furnishings sturdily built by OCI inmates! OCI is a division of DOC that helps give inmates job skills and other abilities to help them earn a living legitimately once they leave prison. http://www.ocisales.com/   Read More...

  • ODOC, OKC PD arrest correctional officer charged with lewd acts with a child, rape

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and Oklahoma City police have arrested a correctional officer for 11 felony counts, including first-degree rape and forcible oral sodomy.DOC Fugitive Apprehension & Investigations agents and police took Cpl. Christopher Adams into custody Friday and booked him into Oklahoma County jail. Adams faces one count of first-degree rape; eight counts of lewd, indecent acts with a child under 16, and two counts of forcible oral sodomy.“We have co...  Read More...

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    Two DOC honor guard members will participate in NC correctional officers memorial services

    The daily danger our brothers and sisters in the corrections business face defies explanation - but their courage merits our deepest respect. We salute our staff, and the staff of our fellow departments across the country, who do their jobs selflessly each day, protecting their communities, fellow staff and the inmates sentenced to their custody - all for little thanks or pay. (Priority is important – communities first, fellow staff second, inmates last).To do honor to this commitment, DOC is se...  Read More...

  • DOC Director Calls for Immediate Action on State Budget

    In Oklahoma, it is more likely that people will come into contact with law enforcement than treatment. The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is grossly underfunded, as is the Department of Corrections. Budget cuts will only exacerbate Oklahoma’s mental health and addiction crises and will increase an already overpopulated criminal justice system. Today, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has 26,934 inmates incarcerated, another 1,347 awaiting reception and 3...  Read More...

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    DOC Names New Communications Director

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has appointed Matt Elliott as Communications Director, the department announced Monday.Elliott was appointed to the position after the resignation of Mark Myers. Elliott will serve as DOC's chief spokesperson, and manage the department's day-to-day internal and external communications. He joined DOC Sept.   Read More...

  • Sex Offender Registration and Compliance Conference Held Thursday

    SHAWNEE – Nearly 200 Oklahoma law enforcement personnel attended Oklahoma Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry training seminar Thursday at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center. The first training of its kind held by DOC, topics included trauma-informed correctional care, drug-endangered children, using the sex offender registry, human trafficking and relationship building among agencies. Staff attended from agencies ranging from sheriff’s offices, district attorn...  Read More...

  • Tulsa World Editorial: Unlike the Legislature, State Prison Boss Takes Responsibility

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  • Oklahoma Inmate Release Plan a Result of DOC Frustration

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  • DOC Unveils Community Supervision Program

    CUSHING, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has established the Community Supervision Program (CSP), part of major departmental efforts to alleviate systemwide overcrowding. ODOC officials unveiled CSP Tuesday during the Board of Corrections meeting at the Cimarron Correctional Facility. A selection of nonviolent, minimum-security offenders within 18 months of completing their sentences will be admitted into the strict, outside-prison-walls supervision program.   Read More...

  • Volunteers, Inmates Raise Walls, Roof of New Prison Chapel

    BOLEY – A crew of inmates, volunteers and two state lawmakers completed the walls and set the roof trusses of the John H. Lilley Correctional Center’s new 5,000 square-foot chapel this week.Kansas-based World Mission Builders is constructing the chapel at no cost to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, which operates the minimum-security prison. Sens.   Read More...

  • DOC Sets New System Population Record

    Oklahoma City - August 31, 2017 the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) set another population record with 63,009 people in the department's system. This is the third significant population development within the agency in less than a year. “As you’ll remember on December 16, 2016  we reached 61,012 in our system for the first time in our state’s correctional system history and on April 26, 2017 we announced another record of 62,000,” said DOC Director ...  Read More...

  • Director Allbaugh Statement Regarding OHP Lt. Heath Meyer

    “Today we celebrated the life of OHP Lieutenant Heath Meyer. Lieutenant Meyer gave the ultimate sacrifice carrying out his sworn duty to protect the public. He lived a life of service as a state trooper, and he changed lives as a pastor serving the spiritual needs of his community.   Read More...

  • Cimarron Correctional Facility Incident Under Investigation

    Cushing, Oklahoma - On May 16, 2017 around 9:00pm an inmate at the Cimarron Correctional Facility refused to comply with orders, and a correctional officer deployed pepper spray. Several inmates assaulted the officer, and other correctional officers who responded to assist. The incident quickly came to an end when more pepper spray was deployed. Five staff members were injured, and taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated and released for their injuries, no inmates were injured.&n...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma Department of Corrections commemorates 50th Anniversary

    Oklahoma City--The Oklahoma Department of Corrections commemorates its 50th Anniversary Monday, May 8 with a special ceremony in the Senate chambers at the Oklahoma State Capitol beginning at 1 p.m. The ODOC was established in 1967, and is responsible for the administration of the state prison system. “Much has changed in our society over the course of 50 years,” said ODOC Director Joe Allbaugh. “But one thing remains constant, and that is the hard work of our employe...  Read More...

  • ODOC Population at 62,000 - Another agency population record

    Oklahoma City - On April 25, 2017 during the monthly Board of Corrections meeting at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy, Oklahoma ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh informed board members that the agency had a record number of individuals in the system. "Today we have 62,000 in our system," said Director Allbaugh.   Read More...

  • Wanted Fugitive Captured

    Oklahoma City - On April 12, 2017 wanted fugitive Andre Neal (d.o.b. 11/18/1982) was captured in Oklahoma City by Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) fugitive agents with the Office of Inspector General. Neal was arrested in the 6400-block of NW Expressway at a motel with assistance from the Oklahoma City Police Department and the U.S.   Read More...

  • Mark Myers Named Oklahoma DOC Communications Director

    Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh has named longtime media relations professional and former Oklahoma City reporter Mark Myers as the agency’s communications director. Myers will begin his role with the agency on Monday, April 10. Myers replaces Alex Gerszewski, who has been acting communications director. Gerszewski will join Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office as his press secretary on Monday, April 3. As communicatio...  Read More...

  • Mabel Bassett Security Chief Receives Patriot Award from the Department of Defense Employer Support

    McLoud – Today, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center (MBCC) Chief of Security Treena Lorentz, received the Service Member Patriot Award from the Department of Defense (DOD) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR).The award reflects efforts made by supervisors to support active duty or reserve military personnel through flexible schedules, time off before and after a deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.Oklahoma Department of Corrections Direc...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma DOC to Host Career Fair at SWOSU Campus in Sayre

    Sayre – Recruiters with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) will host a career fair at the administration building at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) campus in Sayre on Tuesday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Interested applicants are asked to bring a form of identification and a resume if available.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma DOC Director Announces Agency Purchasing Freeze

    Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh has instituted a purchasing freeze to take effect immediately. The announcement is the third administrative action undertaken in less than three weeks to save the agency money. The freeze excludes items deemed critical to day-to-day operations at facilities including food, medical supplies, healthcare treatment and most safety equipment.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma DOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh Cancels 10 County Jail Contracts

    Oklahoma City – Today, Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh sent letters to 10 county jail administrators announcing the cancellation of their contracts with the agency.  The move is expected to save the DOC an estimated $775,000 by the end of the fiscal year.   Read More...

  • Oklahoma DOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh Comments on the Passing of Friend and Colleague Mike McCarville

    Oklahoma City - Today, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh released the following statement on the passing of Mike McCarville, who was a family friend and colleague.“Mike McCarville was a great family man and close personal friend who was an inspiration to me and many others. I had the honor of first meeting him when we worked on a campaign together in the ‘80s.   Read More...

  • Top 15 Fugitive Back in Custody

    Tulsa – A joint task force brought down Jessie Allen last night, who was added to the Top 15 Fugitive list last month.Members of the task force tracked Allen to the Midtown Tulsa area near 25th and Sheridan. When Allen heard the police helicopter and agents surrounding his location, he fled. After a short foot chase, an agent was able to apprehend him. The task force was a combination of agents with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Tulsa Po...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma Department of Corrections Launches New Online Inmate Lookup

    Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has launched a new and improved online inmate lookup for public use. The site contains new features allowing the release of more accurate information regarding inmates sentenced to state prisons. The new format also allows for comprehensive searches of all inmates by appearance, facility or sentence. The project was undertaken in-house and built by current IT staff from the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Service...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma DOC Graduates First Academy Under New Standards and Format

    Healdton - Today, at a graduation ceremony, officials at the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) commissioned 43 new correctional officers. The graduation was the inaugural class to go through the Wilson Training Center under the department's new centralized academy format and training standards. Although unable to attend, Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh congratulated the newly minted officers saying their service to the citizens of the state is needed and greatly appreciated...  Read More...

  • Corrections Director Joe M. Allbaugh Issues Agency Hiring Freeze

    Oklahoma City – Today, Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced a hiring freeze effective immediately for the majority of the agency. The action is the first of potentially many changes agency officials plan to undertake in order to close the recently announced budget shortfall. The freeze excludes correctional officers, probation and parole officer, medical professionals and food service workers. There are currently 348 vacant positio...  Read More...

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