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Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Facility Overview

The Oklahoma State Penitentiary is the state Maximum Security facility housing general population, medical and Oklahoma’s male death row. OSP was built in 1908 and is the oldest prison facility in the state.


Contacting Inmates

Visitation Days/Hours

Maximum security visiting days are Friday through Sunday. 

Visiting hours are from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. on all units with the exception of level one inmates, their visiting is from 8:00a.m. - 10:a.m. non-contact. 

The non-contact visits are on the same day as their regular scheduled days.

1, 2, 3, 4 
Friday

  • Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
  • Non-Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

A
Saturday 

  • Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. 
  • Non-Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.


Sunday 

  • Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. 
  • Non-Contact Visiting: 8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. 

D & E
Saturday 

  • 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
    (E-1 Non-Contact from 8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.)

H-Unit
All quad visit Friday through Sunday from 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. non-contact (For inmates approved to visit)


Holidays

State recognized holidays that fall on Monday through Friday will be a “free” visiting day. 

The number of hours an inmate may visit on the day will not count on the total number of hours per visiting privilege level. If the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, then the hours will count on the total visiting privilege level hours. 

Visitation Period

Once an inmate has been brought up to the visiting room, completed his visit and returned to his unit, he will not be allowed to go back to the visiting room for an additional visit. His visitation period is concluded until the next visiting period the following week. 

Visits with Attorneys of Record

Subject to the provisions of Section III. items A and C of this procedure, each inmate will be allowed the same general visiting privileges with his attorney. Attorneys are encouraged to visit their clients during normal visiting hours. With advance notice, attorneys may visit during non-visiting hours.

Special / Extended Visits

OSP will have special visits Special visits include visits from persons who have come long distances, volunteers or team members identified by staff that have partnered with DOC in re-entry services when the visit will aid in the re-entry process, visits to hospitalized inmates, visits in disciplinary status (attorney visits/clergy only), and visits between clergy and social service agency representatives, etc. 

Ministers/Religious Leaders

Special visits for ministers/religious leaders as defined in OP-030112 entitled “Religious Programs” are to be professional in nature and are provided for inmates with whom the minister/religious leader has a ministerial relationship. All special minister/religious leader special visits will be scheduled in advance (unless an emergency situation exists) through the facility/unit head. 

Special Visit Length and Conditions

The length and conditions of any special visit will be determined by the Warden. Special visits for terminally ill inmates will be handled in accordance with OP-140146 entitled “Palliative Care Program”. Such visitors will be subject to a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check when such a check is requested by the Warden or a Deputy Warden. Only the Warden or a Deputy Warden will have the authority to approve a special visit. Special visit requests must be completed prior to weekend or holiday visits. Special visits will count towards the total number of visits.