Medium and Maximum Security Prisons in Oklahoma


Behind the Walls: Oklahoma State Penitentiary - 360° Panoramas and full web gallery tour

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Also known as “Big Mac”, the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is a maximum security prison in McAlester and houses some of Oklahoma's most dangerous criminals. The facility opened in 1908 and houses about 1,100 inmates over 1,500 acres in northwest McAlester. The facility also houses Oklahoma's death row and is the site of all of the state's executions.


Lexington Assessment and Reception Center

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The Lexington Assessment and Reception Center opened in 1971 in what was then a collection of old WWII era naval barracks. The center has a 418 inmate capacity and serves as a gateway to some inmates who are entering the department of corrections.


Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

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Mabel Bassett, located in McLoud, opened in 1974 and houses about 1,100 inmates in a minimum, medium and maximum security setting depending on the offender's crime. The facility serves as the state's only maximum security prison for female inmates.


Dick Conner Correctional Center

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The Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy was opened in 1979 and houses about 1,200 male inmates in a medium security setting. Programs include literacy training and substance abuse treatment. The prison was named for R.B. “Dick” Conner, a longtime Oklahoma lawman.


James Crabtree Correctional Center

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Located in Helenare, the James Crabtree Correctional Center houses about 969 inmates in medium security. The prison was opened in 1982 on the grounds of a defunct agriculture college.


Joseph Harp Correctional Center

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Opened in 1978, Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington houses about 1,400 inmates in a medium security setting. The prison also houses the J-Unit for inmates who have physical problems or suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia.


Mack Alford Correctional Center

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Opened in 1956, the Mack Alford Correctional Center is one of Oklahoma's oldest facilities. It currently houses about 805 inmates in Stringtown houses an all male population in a medium security setting.


Oklahoma State Reformatory

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The Oklahoma State Reformatory is Oklahoma's oldest prison. It opened in 1909 in Granite and presently the facility houses both minimum and medium security inmates with a capacity of about 1,000 prisoners. It is considered an overall medium security prison.


List of all DOC facilities in Oklahoma

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List of all correctional facilities, prisons, and half-way houses in Oklahoma.

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CAUTION: The people profiled on these pages are wanted for serious and often violent crimes. If you believe that you know the location of one of these fugitives DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE ANY ACTION ON YOUR OWN! Immediately call the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Warrants Division COLLECT at 1-(405)-425-2570 or 1-(405)-425-2571 or the Escapee Hot Line - toll free - 866-363-1119 and your local authorities. You can email us at warrants@doc.state.ok.us. All information received by telephone or E-Mail is considered strictly confidential.

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Medium and Maxiumum Security Prisons in Oklahoma

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