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  • ODOC, public/private partnership unveil inmate coding program at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

    Above: M.C. Hammer and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt share a laugh during Monday, Feb. 11, 2019's unveiling of an innovative computer coding program for inmates at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center.MCLOUD, Okla.   Read More...

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    Mabel Bassett inmates to donate $3,000 to Pottawatomie County schools

    Inmates at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center have been following our state’s public school funding crisis for some time. Recently, they decided to raise money for several schools in Pottawatomie County where the prison is located. Today, MBCC’s Cory Ketch, Sgt. Tyler Babbie and Capt.   Read More...

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    Correctional Officer of the Year honors Sgt. Tyler Babbie

    ODOC’s Correctional Officer of the Year honors an officer who has distinguished him or herself by showing extreme professionalism, responsibility, initiative, and dedication. This year’s recipient is Sgt. Tyler Babbie, the facility key and tool officer at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, where he began his career as a cadet in 2014.   Read More...

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    118 Mabel Bassett Correctional Center inmates graduate; 2 obtain college degrees

    Most female inmates come to prison with little to no education, a substance abuse problem, and a lifetime of trauma – as well as children left behind due to their mothers’ incarceration. So it goes without saying that Wednesday’s graduation at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud was a momentous occasion for 118 inmates. 54 received high school diplomas, and 62 completed CareerTech courses. 2 graduated from college – which they paid for themselves (a common myth is that inmates ...  Read More...

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    #MakingADifference – Christie Luther - ODOC volunteer changes lives one haircut at a time

    Christie Luther looks in the faces of the women she works with at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, and sees a lot of herself in there. One might not know to look at her, but Luther was once in their shoes in a very real sense. The former inmate was incarcerated from 2008 to 2012 at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center. “Society kind of failed me,” Luther says. “Family failed me. Relationships failed me.   Read More...

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    #MakingADifference - Ruth Boyd

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections volunteer Ruth Boyd says her love of helping inmates began with her father ages ago. Her father, James Garner, a government professor at what’s now known as Southern Nazarene University, held a regular Bible study at the Oklahoma County jail. The stories he would tell her, Boyd says, of the inmates at the facility enthralled her and her siblings. He passed on a love of service to her, and she’s been volunteering at Mabel Bassett Correction...  Read More...

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