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General Counsel

Administration
and Contacts

Gary L. Elliott
General Counsel

Address:
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298

Phone:  (405) 425-2515
Fax:  (405) 425-2683

Dustie Haney
Legal Assistant

Misty Haydel
Administrative Assistant

Charles Shepherd
Records Management Specialist

Legal Division

The Legal Division of the General Counsel's Office is comprised of the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsels, and support staff. The attorneys represent the agency in employment-related cases, review all formal discipline action, defend the agency in lawsuits filed by inmates, assist the Litigation Division and the Criminal Appeals Division of the Attorney General's Office in representation of the agency and its employees, assist agency employees in preparing for depositions and trial, oversee the submission of agency administrative rules until finalized by the Office of Administrative Rules in the Secretary of State's office, assist the Risk Management Division of OMES, review all contracts and DOC policies and procedures, provide legal advice to the Board of Corrections, the Director and other agency employees, process all subpoenas duces tecum and open record requests, and oversee law library content at DOC facilities and inmates access to courts.


Administrative
Review Authority

The Administrative Review Unit is responsible for reviewing, investigating and responding to inmate misconduct and grievance appeals, which are submitted for final review. This review is considered to be the last step in the internal administrative process. Inmates are required to exhaust their administrative remedies prior to filing litigation in the court system. The review conducted at both the facility and departmental level assists in preventing unnecessary litigation. Hundreds of inmate letters are received in Administrative Review every year with a response forwarded for each one received. This unit is also responsible for conducting training for all staff involved in the disciplinary and grievance process. The unit serves as a contact point for field staff, family members and legislators who have questions regarding the department's disciplinary process and grievance process.

Attorneys

Employee Name
Title
Phone Number
Margie Weaver
Assistant General Counsel
(405) 425-2515
Ammon Brisolara
Assistant General Counsel
(405) 425-2515
Elizabeth Vincent
Assistant General Counsel
(405) 425-2515


PREA

The PREA Unit is responsible for ODOC’s efforts in compliance with federal laws to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment within correctional settings. These goals are accomplished through yearly assessments at each ODOC facility, providing support to PREA Compliance Managers at each facility and working with training personnel to establish training curriculum and train staff, contractors and volunteers. The PREA Unit facilitates compliance audits at all ODOC facilities and compiles agency wide data on sexual assault and harassment. The aggregate data and audit results are published on the ODOC website and used to implement further compliance with PREA Standards.

Employee Name
Title
Phone Number
Carla King
PREA Manager
(405) 425-7160
Jeff McLaughlin
PREA Coordinator
(405) 425-7074


Administrative Review Authority

Fax: (405) 425-2683

Employee NameTitlePhone Number
Mark Knutson
Manager

(405) 425-2682 

Stacey Collins
Administrative Review Specialist (misconducts)
(405) 425-2581
Amandia Callen
Administrative Review Specialist (grievances)
(405) 425-2680


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


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