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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Construction for the maximum security prison began in 1908. The facility currently houses about 960 inmates, including 68 men on death row. It is the only prison in the state where executions are carried out.