Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Are you looking for somebody in Oklahoma State Penitentiary?  Oklahoma State Penitentiary is a correctional facility in the Oklahoma state prison system, which is part of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  This guide tells you information about everything you might need to know about Oklahoma State Penitentiary,such as:  Find an inmate at Oklahoma State Penitentiary.  How to visit Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates.  The address and phone number at Oklahoma State Penitentiary  Sending money and mail.  And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Oklahoma State Penitentiary
State: Oklahoma
DOC: Oklahoma Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the actual location of Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a letter or package to someone in prison to learn how to properly address the item, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate steps, the letter or package could not get delivered.

Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Corner of West & Stonewall  P.O. Box 97
McAlester OK, 74502-0097

Street Address / Prison Location


Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Corner of West & Stonewall  P.O. Box 97
McAlester OK, 74502-0097

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (918) 423-4700
Fax: (918) 423-3862

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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page before you go to visit someone in prison at Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Corner of West & Stonewall  P.O. Box 97
McAlester OK, 74502-0097


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Phone Number

Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, but, there are cases when it is necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.
(918) 423-4700

Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates can sometimes make phone calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Oklahoma State Penitentiary prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax a letter to an inmate, but there might be times when it is helpful to know the fax machine number to Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

(918) 423-3862

Email Address

The email address below is the general email address for Oklahoma State Penitentiary. You cannot contact inmates using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
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Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Oklahoma State Penitentiary you must use an exact process to ensure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Oklahoma State Penitentiary employees do open and inspect and read all incoming general correspondence. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain safety and security or monitor any problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you must address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Oklahoma State Penitentiary:

Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Corner of West & Stonewall  P.O. Box 97
McAlester OK, 74502-0097

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to inmate’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners funds by way of the mail and must send it to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The funds must be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various correctional facilities in the state, so sometimes you might need to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Oklahoma state prisons: Oklahoma State Prisons

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for visitation and these rules change frequently. The policies listed here might be out of date since this was written, so be sure to also go to Oklahoma State Penitentiary’s site to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture id of all visitors is required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo ID is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check the official prison facility website as this information changes often:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Oklahoma State Penitentiary prison records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Oklahoma State Penitentiary death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Oklahoma parole to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about prison life will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Oklahoma State Penitentiary news will be posted ASAP.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Oklahoma State Penitentiary
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

If you have any photos of Oklahoma State Penitentiary that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, check out: Oklahoma State Penitentiary Jobs

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The official website: Oklahoma State Penitentiary Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about family resources coming soon.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Oklahoma State Prisons: Oklahoma State Prisons

Oklahoma State Penitentiary Links

The official website: Oklahoma State Penitentiary Website
Oklahoma State Penitentiary Jobs

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Links

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Main Website
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Prison Map
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Oklahoma State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Oklahoma State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Oklahoma State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Oklahoma State Prison Inmates
Oklahoma State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Have you ever been incarcerated at Oklahoma State Penitentiary? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Oklahoma State Penitentiary?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to include in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at Oklahoma State Penitentiary, post your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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  1. James B says:

    I have a lot of complaints about a certain Prison in Oklahoma. The visitation room is usually so hot you can’t breath or so cold you can’t stand it. Also the visitors now can’t go to the bathroom except for one time or your visit it terminated and the inmate can’t go at all. Have you ever tried to sit for 4 to 6 hours drinking sodas or anything and not be able to go to the bathroom? Try it. That to me shows so much disrespect to everyone concerned. They also now pat you down after you do get to go to the bathroom. I am not an inmate nor have I ever been and I don’t appreciate being treated like one. I have never been in trouble and don’t like being treated as such. These inmates need that communication from their people if they don’t get it they will in turn act out. I feel that things could be a lot smoother in these facilities if they were treated like human beings instead of animals. You would not treat your dog like these men and women are being treated. I would also like to say that these places need to be investigated more because you don’t know what really goes on. I do intend on writing to the newspaper and to the Attorney Generals Office. The conditions in this particular facility is awful and inhumane. The facility is James Crabtree in Helena Ok.

    • Lissa says:

      This prison and the guards are a joke!! They treat the vistors like pieces of dirt and do their best to discourage u from driving to visit. I have been visiting my loved one going on 2years the 1st 6months I was driving the 2hours visiting the four he’s if I got to be one of the 1st group. Its worth it to me. As long as I was able to see him and know he was doing okay. Well now their is a new intake officer and Idk what her problem with me is but I have been denied my visit every Saturday for the last 4 visits. She thinks its funny and smiles about telling u that u can’t visit. When I ask to speak to supervisor I am denied that and made to leave. The last denied visit that piece of crap captain is worthless he thought it was funny. I feel like they are doing myself and my spouse an injustice by making up reasons . I know the visiting rules and never been turned away now all of a sudden I drive down hoping to kiss and hug my husband only to be made to wait two hours to be denied because my shirt. She seen my shirt was face to face talking to me about when to come back then smirks as she says ooops I didn’t realize u can’t wear that. What the hell?? How can I final a complaint on the 2 female officers and the captain?? They are not doing their job right and its affecting others and I believe they are racists I am a white woman and my husband is black. When I see that u are picking me out for the fun of it that shows there is a huge problem . I need help getting somebody to help ne file complaint on the officers the captain and the ones above them.

    • Larry white says:

      Please let me know how that works out . You could also go to change.com i think it is and start a pention i would be glad to sign it also . I hear all kinds of horror storys that they get away with that was the whole reason kate burnard i do believe is her name …. stepped in and had osp built in the 1st place . She would roll in her grave if she could knowing whats going on today. Thank you for speaking up we need more voices like yours to have the guts to stand up for convicts they are human and make mistakes it could very well of been any one else if put in some situations as some are having to payfor . And yes some do may not be redeimable and need to be put away from society but 89% are redeimable if given a fair chance and proper help.

  2. Vicki H. says:

    I tried to visit my son at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. This would have been our first contact visit in the two years since he’s been incarcerated. I carefully researched what we were allowed to wear and bring to visitation, and the website said to “bring a change of clothing in case for some reason yours does not pass”. We got to the facility, filled out the required paperwork, then the girl at the desk told me I would not be allowed to visit because my shirt was blue. It was actually a turquoise long sleeve mock turtleneck top I chose because it showed less skin than any of my other clothing. All the website said was do not wear denim or chambray shirts. I asked if I could go buy another shirt and come back and she said they do not allow visitors to change clothing. This all took place at the front desk before we even made it to the visitation room. No visit…I sure do miss my son.

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