Oklahoma State Prison Information
Also known as Oklahoma State Penitentiary, the prison has been operational since 1908, housing both medium security and maximum security prisoners. The facility has five housing units in total- one unit for prisoners on the death penalty, two units for medium security inmates, and two for minimum security inmates or the general population. In addition to this, the Oklahoma State Prison also houses the State's Death Chamber, along with a Disciplinary Unit for its segregated inmates.
Oklahoma State Prison Contact Information
Oklahoma State Prison Phone Number
(918) 423- 4700
Oklahoma State Prison Fax
Oklahoma State Prison Number of Inmates
The maximum capacity of Oklahoma State Prison is 764 people. As of April 10, 2017, there were 763 inmates in the prison, which is just under the maximum number of people to fill the capacity of the prison.
Oklahoma State Prison Address
1301 North West Street, McAlester, OK 74502- 0097
Oklahoma State Prison Mailing Information
General Mailing Address: McAlester, OK 74502- 0097, P.O. Box 97
Inmate Mailing Address: Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, OK 74502- 0097, PO Box 97.
Be sure to add the name of the inmate, their ID number, and housing assignment, if known, clearly on top of the envelope.
Oklahoma State Prison Visitation Hours
Visits vary by each housing facility, and also by the security level of the inmate.
Unit A (Medium Security)
- Every Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- State Holidays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
- If there is a two day holiday, then visits will be open on the first day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Unit C (Medium Security)
- Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- State Holidays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
- If there is a two day holiday, then visits in Unit C will be open on the second day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Unit H (Maximum Security)
- Visitation hours are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- All-State Holidays, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Oklahoma State Prison Warden Information
Tommy Sharp is the current interim warden of Oklahoma State Prison. He has been at the helm since 2015, since the resignation of the previous warden.
Oklahoma State Prison Management Information
The Oklahoma State Prison consists of over 300 management staff, in various positions and supervisory functions around the prison, including jailers, security guards, prison guards, canteen workers, cooks, and medical staff such as doctors and nurses, all well trained to defend themselves, as well as protect other prisoners.
Oklahoma State Prison Institutional Programs
- Working in a leather shop
- Working in a shoe manufacturing plant
- Training in basic skills including plumbing and electrical works.
- Training in the repair and function of auto parts and other machine works.
Oklahoma State Prison Academic Programs
- Various courses on literature and literacy.
- Pre- High School Education
- High School Diploma
- General Education Degree
- Adult Basic Education
Oklahoma State Prison Other Programs
- "Thinking For A Change" Programs
- "Associates 4 Success" Programs
- Moral Reconation Therapy
- Programs and seminars in order to understand and rectify errors in judgment.
- Workshops in order to modify the thinking patterns of inmates.
- Group and individual counseling sessions in order to understand the relationships between inmates and their victims, and how they link with criminal behaviors/ patterns.
How to Find an Inmate in Oklahoma State Prison
One of the best ways to find an inmate online is by using the Oklahoma Prison Inmate Locator. The requester simply needs to log on to the website of ok.gov and search for the required inmate by typing in their first and last names. In addition to this, a requester can also sign up for Victim Information and Notification, which provides real-time updates about the whereabouts of an inmate, and whether or not their units have been changed.