Home  /  News  /  Newsroom

MBCC inmates meet dire need for protective masks

MBCC inmates meet dire need for protective masks

MCLOUD, Okla. – There is a movement underway at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. Ironing, cutting and sewing, the inmates are answering a national cry for help by making protective masks. 

“It’s sad it takes something like this to bring everyone together. But it’s so wonderful to see when it happens.” Captain Clint Bennett said. 

Captain Bennett oversees the “Warriors Quilting Club.” It’s a team of women who share a love for sewing. 

In the midst of a viral pandemic and dwindling supply of personal protective equipment, these women are using their skills to help fill a critical need. They’re among the scores of people answering pleas from first responders, hospitals, and nursing homes for face masks. 

Hobby Lobby donated a mountain of fabric. These women were eager to contribute their time and effort. 

“It means a lot to me to give back to the community, inmate Kelsey Dodson said. “We are showing that we are more than just a number and we genuinely care about the community.” 

Not only are they sewing masks, the inmates pray over each one – that they’ll create a layer of protection from an invisible enemy. 

“I absolutely pray over them while I’m working. Prayer is an important part of my life,” Inmate Debra Franks said. “This is a duty and a service and a way to give back.” 

They have the fabric and a heart to help. It’s a potentially life saving ministry, from a patchwork of improbable heroes. 

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

Contact ODOC

In compliance with the reporting requirements of 74 O.S. 3106.4[C], this agency is making known that it stores name, birth date, place of birth, mother’s maiden name, biometric records, Social Security number, official state or government issued driver license or identification number, alien registration number, government passport number, and employer or taxpayer identification numbers.   The personally identifiable data is stored both electronically and in confidential paper files.  The data is shared in compliance with court orders and agreements with other government bodies.

Subscribe to DOC Updates!

 Email Updates 
To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

Top Resources

Closed Records

Employment Verification (405) 425-2644

Sex and Violent Offender Registration

Victim Services

Community Outreach

Visitation Policy

Volunteer Opportunities

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Onelife at 800-559-9544 or the National Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Click here for more suicide awareness information.