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.