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James Crabtree Correctional Center


Warden: Carrie Bridges

Physical Address:  216 N. Murray Street, Helena, OK 73741-1017 

Phone:  572-568-6000

Male Medium/Minimum Security - Opened 1982

The James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC) is a medium-security state prison located in Helena and holding up to 1,175 male inmates. The prison's history predates statehood. Built in 1904, it was (in order) a high school, junior college, orphanage, and training school for boys before it became a prison in 1982. Its namesake is former Ouachita Correctional Center Warden James Crabtree.

JCCC provides inmates work opportunities through correctional industries and institutional support. It also provides inmates educational opportunities, cognitive behavioral treatment, anger management and re-entry services to prepare them for life after prison.


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

College courses (not provided through state funding) are also available to inmates who can pay for them, or those who have alternative funding or scholarships.

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, JCCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.

Criminal Thinking

JCCC 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.

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

Designated visiting days are Saturdays, Sundays, and recognized state holidays. Visiting times are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Inmates with last name beginning with A-K will visit on Saturdays

Inmates with last name beginning with L-Z will visit on Sundays.

The holiday schedule will be A-K will visit from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and L-Z will visit from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

No visitors will be dropped off and no one will be allowed to sit in a vehicle in the parking lot waiting for visitors.

Medium security inmates will be allowed to visit up to a maximum of six (6) hours per week based upon level criteria, time of arrival, and space available.

Minimum security inmates will be allowed up to a maximum of eight (8) hours per week based upon level criteria, time of arrival, and space available.

No items may be brought to the institution to be given to inmates.

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 and 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 JCCC. Additional visitation rules may be found here.

A list of approved attire for visitation found here.

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

Example:  JCCC
                 Inmate’s name, number, and housing assignment (if known)
                 216 N. Murray St.
                 Helena, OK 73741-1017

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