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  • In response to COVID-19, inmate visitation has ceased in state prisons

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is canceling all visitation and all volunteer access to facilities. This decision is necessary to keep staff, inmates and volunteers safe from the spread of COVID-19 inside a facility. Attorney visitation remains in effect.ODOC is taking a number of proactive steps to prevent introduction and spread of COVID-19 inside facilities, closely adhering to guidelines set by the American Correctional Association, Oklahoma State Department of H...  Read More...

  • ODOC locks down prisons statewide

    Monday night, out of an abundance of caution, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections enacted a systemwide lockdown. This decision was in response to a disturbance involving approximately a half-dozen inmates at Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown. No one was seriously injured. Prison staff and ODOC Inspector General agents spent the evening interviewing inmates and collecting intelligence. Investigators learned of the potential for additional disturbances at other prisons.&nb...  Read More...

  • ODOC returns minimum-security prisons to normal daytime operations; reinstates visitation at those facilities

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Oklahoma Department of Corrections continues its response to the fights more than two weeks ago that left 36 inmates injured and one dead, the agency has returned nine minimum-security prisons, four minimum units and the state’s only medium-security women’s prison to normal daytime operations. Visitation is also reinstated at those facilities starting this weekend, as well as all community corrections centers. This changes affects the following ...  Read More...

  • Dick Conner Correctional Center locked down, visitation canceled after inmate fight

    HOMINY, Okla. - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has locked down Dick Conner Correctional Center and canceled visitation this weekend due to an inmate-on-inmate fight. The fight, which took place around 1:30 p.m. at the medium-security prison's gym, injured five inmates, none of them seriously.   Read More...

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    OSP: New visitation times, entry point for visitors

    MCALESTER -- Oklahoma State Penitentiary has moved its facility visitation from the Administration Building to H-Unit’s entry. All facility visitors, including inmate visitors, must now enter through the H-Unit entry. Oklahoma Department of Corrections rules for visiting the facility have not changed. Parking is outside H-Unit’s entrance. New visitation hours Visitation times for several housing units have changed. Weekly visitation is Saturdays and Sundays f...  Read More...

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