Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen was originally the home of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was later used by the U.S. Forest Service and Hodgen Job Corps.
Home to more than 700 inmates today, it first opened as a prison in 1971 as “Camp Hodgen.” It offered vocational-technical training in subjects including electrical work, welding, construction and others. Its became Ouachita Correctional Center in 1973.
In 1998, ODOC renamed it Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in honor of the State Senator - Sen. James E. Hamilton - who was instrumental in acquiring the site for the state.
Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JEHCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.
College courses (not provided through state funding) are also available to inmates who can pay for them, or those who have alternative funding or scholarships.
JEHCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address the thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.
JEHCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for workforce entry after release. CareerTech also helps inmates find skill-related employment after release.
Courses include Construction Technology, Electrical Trades Technology, Engine Performance, Suspension, Steering and Brakes, Transmission Repair, and Welding and Fabrication.
Inmates can receive mail at any time. Include their name, DOC number and housing assignment if known in the address.
Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
53468 Mineral Springs Road
Hodgen, OK 74939-3064
Visitation hours vary by each facility. An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.
All inmate visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form." You can download a copy here, or request one from the facility.
Background checks will be completed on everyone 18 or older. The inmate will notify you when the process is complete. The approval process takes approximately 8 weeks once the Visitor Request Form has been returned to JEHCC.
One hour, non-contact, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (unless on Discipline Unit status) and legal/clergy visits.
Four hours per week, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Six hours per week, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm
Eight hours per week, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All inmates will be allowed to visit on state holidays unless the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday.
If the holiday is on a Saturday or Sunday, the regular visiting schedule applies.
Exceptions and Cancellations
Any exception to visiting days or times must be approved by the Warden or designee at least three days before the visit. Visitors will not enter the facility parking lot before 8 a.m. the day of the visit.
Any exceptions will be handled through special visiting procedures and should be directed to the Warden.
Please refer to “Visitation Alert” on the DOC website for visitation dates cancelled due to budget constraints and staff furloughs.
Additional visitation rules may be found here.
For a list of approved attire for visitation, go here.