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Jackie Brannon Correctional Center


Warden: Jim Farris

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1999,  McAlester, OK 74502-1999

Physical Address: 900 N. West Street,  McAlester, OK 74502-1999

Phone:  918-421-3339

Fax:  918-426-0004   

Male Minimum Security - Opened 1985

Jackie Brannon Correctional Center (JBCC) is a minimum-security facility for men located on 1,506 acres in northwest McAlester. Established inside a former hospital 1927, JBCC's three housing units are home to more than 700 inmates.

JBCC began life as a trusty unit of Oklahoma State Penitentiary next door. It did not become a standalone institution until 1985. Agri-Services has a meat processing center, a dairy and milk processing center, an egg distribution center, a cow/calf operation, and a beef cattle operation at the facility.

The facility is named for former Oklahoma State Penitentiary Deputy Associate Warden Jackie Brannon.


Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JBCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Nearly all state inmates have some form of substance abuse problem, and for many, that problem is closely related to their criminal behavior. To counteract this, JBCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.

Criminal Thinking

JBCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address the thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.


JBCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for entering the workforce after prison. CareerTech also helps inmates find employment after release.

Visitation hours vary by each facility. An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.

Important Note:All inmate visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form." You can download a copy here, or request one from the facility.Background checks will be completed on everyone 18 or older. The inmate will notify you when the process is complete. The approval process takes approximately 8 weeks once the Visitor Request Form has been returned to JBCC.

Days and Times

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and state-recognized holidays

Visitors must be signed in by 1:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m.

Visitation Regulations

  • Even DOC ending number visit Saturdays and Holidays
  • Odd DOC ending number visit Sundays and Holidays

Level 2
10:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Level 3
9:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Level 4
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Inmates can receive mail at any time. Include their name, DOC number and housing assignment if known in the address.

Example:  JBCC
                  Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
                  P.O. Box 1999

                  McAlester, OK 74502-1999

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