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Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Facility Overview

Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is a multifunction facility for female inmates in McLoud. The institution houses minimum, medium and maximum security inmates, serves as the reception and assessment center for all females incarcerated in Oklahoma. MBCC also houses women requiring specialized medical or mental health care. 

The institution has a capacity of 1,139 minimum and medium security inmates and 102 inmates in assessment and reception. MBCC also houses Mabel Bassett Assessment and Reception Center which receives women sentenced to prison. Over a 10-30 day assessment period, MBARC staff assess inmates to determine their facility assignment and what program criteria they meet.

MBCC is named for former Commissioner of Charities and Corrections Mabel Bourne Bassett, who established standards for state juvenile and adult correctional facilities, as well as the state’s mental institutions. She also established the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.



Many inmates lack basic education. MBCC offers literacy courses, as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas. Although not provided with state funding, college courses are also available to inmates who can pay for them, or those who have alternative funding or scholarships.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Many inmates need substance abuse treatment. MBCC Substance Abuse Treatment teaches inmates ways to avoid drug and alcohol use, while also helping them develop cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skills needed to avoid using.

Criminal Thinking

MBCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.


MBCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for workforce entry after release. CareerTech also helps inmates find skill-related employment after release.

Specialized Units

MBCC houses the Assessment & Reception Center for all women sentenced to prison, as well the state’s Death Row unit for women.

A 24-7 Infirmary provides medical care for those requiring intensive monitoring and treatment. A medical unit houses inmates whose conditions need routine monitoring and ongoing medical care. A mental health unit treats inmates with serious mental illnesses that prevent them from living in the general population.

Other units include the Delayed Sentencing Program for 18 to 22-year-olds meeting requirements set forth in statute, and the Youthful Offender Program for individuals 18 and younger adjudicated as adults.

Contacting Inmates


Inmates can receive mail at any time. Include their name, DOC number and housing assignment if known in the address.

Example: MBCC
                 Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
                29501 Kickapoo Rd.
                McLoud, OK 74851-8339


Visitation hours vary by each facility, but an inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.

Saturday and Sunday visitation proceeds by the inmate's last name.

State-recognized holidays that fall on a weekday are "free" visiting.

No visitors are checked in after 1:30 p.m.

Important Note:

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 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 MBCC.

All Level 1:  Monday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(minimum and medium approved for one hour of visiting)

Level 2:  (minimum) 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 2:  (medium)    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

Level 3:  (minimum) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 3:  (medium)  11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

Level 4:  (minimum) 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 4:  (medium)   9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

Additional visitation rules may be found here.

For a list of approved attire for visitation, go here.

Contact DOC

Main Location
3400 North Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298

PO Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK  73136-0400

Phone: (405) 425-2500
Fax: (405) 425-2578

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