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Chief of Operations


The Chief of Operations oversees a broad swathe of ODOC functions and acts as a reviewer and adviser to the Director. The Chief of Operations has responsibility over day-to-day operations at all state facilities and security, which includes the Director of Institutions, who directs the agency’s 18 state-run facilities, its academy, canine unit and private prison contracts. The Chief of Operations also oversees the Director of Community Corrections, who directs Community Corrections and Probation & Parole Services.

Administration and Contact

Mike Carpenter
Chief of Operations

3400 Martin Luther King Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111 

Phone: (405) 425-2548
Fax: (405) 425-2578

Stephanie Carpenter
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (405) 425-2997

Cassandra Thrower
Division Support Coordinator
Phone: (405) 425-2548

Jason Bentley
Special Assistant
Phone: (405) 425-7170

Construction & Maintenance

Micah Hobson
Phone: (405) 425-7362

Kristina Goad
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (405) 425-7362

Emergency Services



Division of Institutions

Honor Guard

Community Corrections and Contract Services

Special Response Team Contact