Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Tablet Program Helps Incarcerated Fathers Stay Connected to Their Families

(UNION CITY, Okla.) Navigating holidays is an emotional journey for Robert Rivard. “Holidays are tough,” inmate Rivard said. “I miss my family so desperately.” Among the 1.2 million...

Prison visitation suspended in Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) has suspended visitation across all state-run facilities. This unfortunate, albeit necessary, action quells a...

Dogs from local dogfighting ring entering into Guardian Angels Prison Training Program

(MCLOUD, Okla.) Volunteers with Mutt Misfits will deliver to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center dogs rescued from a local dogfighting ring in Spencer, Oklahoma, in December. Mutt Misfits,...

State corrections assists Comanche County with COVID-19 outbreak

(LAWTON, Okla.) After an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Comanche County Detention Center in Lawton, county officials contacted Secretary of Public Safety Chip Keating, requesting the state’s...

Correctional officer recovering from stabbing

(Hominy, Okla.) Two inmates stabbed a correctional officer at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy on Saturday. The officer was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he...

Jackie Brannon Correctional Center walkaway arrested in Broken Arrow

(BROKEN ARROW, Okla.) Agents with Oklahoma Department of Corrections Inspector General's Office and U.S. Marshals have arrested Jackie Brannon Correctional Center walkaway Jeremiah Hobbs...

5 DOC staff, 1 inmate test positive for COVID-19

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma Department of Corrections confirms an inmate at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester has tested positive for COVID-19. Four facility staff...

Oklahoma correctional facilities enhance safety measures to stop COVID-19 spread

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) As part of its continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has ordered all Oklahoma prisons to secure inmates in their...

ODOC staff member tests positive for COVID-19

(LEXINGTON, Okla.) An Oklahoma Department of Corrections staff member at Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington has tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member has not been in...

2 walk away from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center

(VINITA, Okla.) Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and area law enforcement are looking for two inmates who walked away Wednesday from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center. NOCC...