Oklahoma Inmate Search
The state of Oklahoma provides an accessible database of incarcerated persons in correctional facilities managed by the state. Public records of an offender include their personal information such as name, date of birth, estimated release date, housing facility, gender, and ID number. It may also include official inmate records such as sentences and charges, arrest warrant, parole and probation status, court date, mugshot, and more.
How do I find an inmate in Oklahoma?
State of Oklahoma inmate search can be done through an online offender search tool on the Department of Corrections (DOC) website. In order for an individual to be able to use the tool, they will need to provide basic information of an inmate such as the OK DOC number, first and last name, and/or date of birth. The result will show the inmate’s facility as well as their custody status.
Where are Oklahoma inmates housed?
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is in charge of managing and overseeing all the state-run correctional institutions, including community corrections centers, state penitentiary, and private institutions.
There is a total of 24 state prisons, 2 halfway houses, and 2 private prisons under the administration of the OK DOC. The list of facilities along with their locations and contact information can be found on the Oklahoma DOC Facilities webpage.
Oklahoma County Jails
Some of the state inmates who have committed misdemeanor offenses and have a sentencing time of less than a year will be housed in county jails and city jails. These detention centers are administered by the county Sheriff’s Office and Police Department. A few of the detention centers are popular for housing a large number of inmates, for instance:
Oklahoma County Jail
This Oklahoma jail is managed by the local Sheriff’s Office and supervised by Sheriff PD Taylor in Oklahoma City. There are about 1,500 inmates on a daily average consisting of male and female inmates at a medium-security level.
Tulsa County Jail
This detention center houses approximately 1200 daily inmates on average while having a maximum bed capacity of 1714. Located in the city of Tulsa, the county jail is known for housing medium security level inmates managed by the Sheriff’s Office and supervised by Sheriff Vic Regaldo.
Cleveland County Jail
Sheriff Chris Amason is in charge of overseeing this detention center managed by the Cleveland Sheriff’s Office. This county jail is a minimum-medium security level jail that houses both male and female inmates.
How do you contact an inmate in Oklahoma?
Individuals may send and receive letters from a detainee in Oklahoma prison. Inmates and outside parties are able to exchange letters with no limitation of quantity as long as the inmate can afford the postages. All mail, except for legal mails, will be opened, inspected, and read to determine the content of the mail does not violate the mailing policies and does not contain any suspicious contraband that could jeopardize the safety of the facility.
When writing to an inmate, the sender must include their name and return address on the envelope, and follow the following address format:
Inmate Name, ID Number (housing if known)
- O. Box or Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
By using the phone service provided by Global Tel*Link (GTL), inmates are able to make outgoing calls to friends and family members. GTL offers two calling options to an inmate, which are the collect calls and the prepaid minutes. An individual who wishes to receive phone calls from an inmate through their cell phone will need to register with GTL for a new account either by calling 1-800-483-8314 or by visiting their website at offenderconnect.com. Individuals may also need to check out the Securus Inmate Phone Numbers list for each facility to ensure that the service providers do not label the calls as spam.
How to contact the Oklahoma Department of Corrections?
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections can be contacted through the following:
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-4298
- O. Box 11400
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0400
Phone Number: 405-425-2500
Fax Number: 405-425-2578
How do you find out the release date of an inmate in Oklahoma?
Individuals may lookup an inmate housed in one of the Oklahoma correctional facilities using the Offender Search tool. This tool provides basic inmate information such as custody status, charges, and estimated released dates.
Besides that, individual can also sign up for free on the Oklahoma Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINELink), to receive notifications on changes to an inmate’s custody status
If individual both of the methods do not show any result, the individual may opt to call the facility housing the inmate and request for the offender records or inquire about the release date of a certain inmate by providing their name and/or ID number.
Can I send a care package to an inmate in Oklahoma?
Inmates in Oklahoma may only receive packages of pre-approved items through a third-party vendor authorized by the facility such as Access Securepak. Most packages are seasonal and have a certain date where families can order items for an inmate.
Some facilities will also have other vendors that they have a contractual agreement with, therefore individuals should always contact the facility housing the inmate to get confirmation before putting in any order with vendors.
What can you send inmates in Oklahoma prisons?
Sending mails to inmates in Oklahoma
Mails sent to an inmate can only be in the form of letters, cards, or photographs. Additional items will need authorization by the correctional officer or else it will be labeled as contraband. Letters and cards must be sent as plain as possible with no additional decorations, embellishments, etc. Photographs sent cannot exceed the size 4”x6”, and cannot be Polaroid or instant for security reasons.
Mails send should never contain any sexually implied messages, violent/threatening messages, nudity or partial nudity, instruction on building weapons, coded messages, gang signs, etc.
Sending money to inmates in Oklahoma
Upon arrival at the facility, an inmate will be provided with a personal trust fund for friends and families to deposit money into. The money can be used by the inmate to purchase additional pre-approved items from the prison commissary. Before sending money, individuals should know basic information about the receiving inmate such as their full name, their DOC number, and their housing facility. The following are the methods that can be used to send money:
An individual may deposit cash to an inmate’s account by using any MoneyGram services including Walmart and CVS. The receive code is 6365, and each deposit will be charged a certain fee either with cash or credit card.
There are two companies offering online transaction options, which are JPAY and Access Secure Deposits. Both options will be charges a certain amount of fee depending on how much was transferred
JPAY and Access Secure Deposits both offer a live agent phone assistance to help individual to send money through phone calls. The transaction can be done using debit or credit card by calling the line 1-800-574-5729 for JPAY and 1-866-345-1884 for Access Secure Deposits.
Only a cashier’s check or money order are accepted when sending money to an inmate via mail. And for those who are housed in-state institution, the deposit may be mailed to JPAY. On the memo line of the money order, the sender must write the inmate’s full name, ID number, and the sender’s name, the failure to include all the information will result in the money order to be sent back to the sender. Additionally, individuals must include a completed deposit slip under JPAY and attached them using a paperclip to the money order. Both money order and deposit slip need to be mailed together at the following address:
- O. Box 278320
Miramar, FL 33027
How do I apply for Visitation of an inmate in Oklahoma?
In order to be able to visit an inmate in Oklahoma prison, the interested person must request approval by filling out the Oklahoma inmate visiting application. The form will need to be filled as accurately as possible and must include a copy of a valid photo identification card when mailing the filled form.
Some prisons would allow two immediate family members to visit without completion of the background check within the first 30 days of the prisoners’ incarceration. The visitation is restricted to a non-contact visitation only, which will be informed by the prisoner regarding the date and time of visitation allowed.
Background checks of an applicant may take up to 8 weeks before any results are announced to the offender. It will be their responsibility to contact the applicants via mail or phone calls to inform them of the result.
What are the Visitation rules?
Most visitation is held on Saturdays, Sundays, and state-recognized holidays, however, some facilities may have an additional visitation hour on another day, therefore, inmates are highly encouraged to keep up to date on any announcement made by the inmate’s facility. All prospective visitors will be responsible to read the visitation guidelines prepared not only by the Department of Corrections but also by the specific prison. There may be additional rules or requirements implemented by certain facilities such as dress codes, procedures, and more.