John Lilley Correctional Center (JLCC) is a minimum-security prison for men located just east of Boley on Oklahoma 62. The facility's buildings are holdovers from its past as a sanitarium built in 1923 for African-Americans suffering from tuberculosis. Later, it was the State Training School for Negro Boys (later the Boley State School for Boys).
The State Legislature closed the school in 1983 and gave it to ODOC, which converted it into a prison. Today, it houses many of the state’s elderly and physically challenged inmates, and has a capacity of more than 800 inmates.
JLCC is named for the school’s first superintendent, John H. Lilley, whose dedication to, and love for, its children was widely known. Lilley, who died in 1933 after a car accident, is buried next to the facility’s entrance.
Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JLCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.
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, JLCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.
JLCC 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 any time. Include in the address their name, DOC number and housing assignment if known.
Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
407971 Hwy 62E
Boley, OK 74829
Visitation hours vary by each facility. An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.
All inmates' 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 or 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 JLCC.
Last names starting with A thru K: Saturdays according to levels.
Last names starting with L thru Z: Sundays according to levels.
Times and Duration
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Non-Contact)
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Holiday visiting hours for inmates with last names beginning with:
A thru K:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
L thru Z:
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Additional visitation rules may be found here.
For a list of approved attire for visitation, go here.