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  • Contraband bust made Saturday morning at Jess Dunn Correctional Center

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Keota woman was arrested Saturday morning at Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Taft during visitation at the minimum-security prison for men. Ashley Bryant was at the facility with her two children visiting inmate Troy Hale. During the visit, Bryant changed one of the children's diapers, and returned to visitation's check-in area, where appeared to put something in her diaper bag. A correctional officer monitoring visitation stopped Bryant and searched th...  Read More...

  • ODOC corrects released info on Dec. 22 contraband arrest at OSP

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Information released about the Dec. 22 arrest of an agency employee at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester incorrectly described several key details of the incident. Food service supervisor Adam Siemer was going through the employee security check point for H Unit when an Oklahoma Department of Corrections correctional officer told him to remove his prosthetic leg for searching. Siemer then became nervous and said he would have to go to his car to get a tool ...  Read More...

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    Fight against contraband continues inside state prisons - 3 inmates at one prison overdose on opioids in one night; staff revive each

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Cellphones and illicit drugs have become a lethal combination in our state prisons. Both infiltrate prison walls at alarming rates, threatening the safety of correctional officers, inmates and the public.Inmates use cellphones in part to bring in contraband such as illegal drugs. Such contraband led to three inmates at Jess Dunn Correctional Center overdosing on synthetic opioids Wednesday night.   Read More...

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