The James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) is a medium-security state prison located in Helena and holding up to 1,175 male inmates. The prison's history predates statehood. Built in 1904, it was (in order) a high school, junior college, orphanage, and training school for boys before it became a prison in 1982. Its namesake is former Ouachita Correctional Center Warden James Crabtree.
JCCC provides inmates work opportunities through correctional industries and institutional support. It also provides inmates educational opportunities, cognitive behavioral treatment, anger management and re-entry services to prepare them for life after prison.
Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JCCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.
College courses (not provided through state funding) are also available to inmates who can pay for them, or those who have alternative funding or scholarships.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Nearly all state inmates have some form of substance abuse problem, and for many, that problem is closely related to their criminal behavior. To counteract this, JCCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.
JCCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address the thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.
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)
216 N. Murray St.
Helena, OK 73741-1017
Visitation hours vary by each facility. An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.
Visitation is on Saturdays, Sundays and state-recognized holidays. It is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Inmates with the last name starting with A to K visit on Saturdays.
Inmates with the last name starting with L to Z may visit on Sundays.
On state-recognized holidays, A-K visits from 8-11:30 a.m., and L-Z may visit from 12-3:30 p.m.
There will be no dropped-off visitors or waiting in the parking lot allowed.
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 18 and older. 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 JCCC.
Additional visitation rules may be found here.
For a list of approved attire for visitation, go here.