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Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

Randy Harding,  Warden

Physical Address
53468 Mineral Springs Road
Hodgen, OK 74939-3064

Phone  (918) 653-7831

Fax  (918) 653-7813

Opened - 1969

Facility Type - Male Minimum Security


Facility Overview

Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen was originally the home of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was later used by the U.S. Forest Service and Hodgen Job Corps.

Home to more than 700 inmates today, it first opened as a prison in 1971 as “Camp Hodgen.” It offered vocational-technical training in subjects including electrical work, welding, construction and others. Its became Ouachita Correctional Center in 1973.

In 1998, ODOC renamed it Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in honor of the State Senator - Sen. James E. Hamilton - who was instrumental in acquiring the site for the state.


Programs

Education

Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JEHCC 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.

Criminal Thinking

JEHCC 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.

CareerTech

JEHCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for workforce entry after release. CareerTech also helps inmates find skill-related employment after release.

Courses include Construction Technology, Electrical Trades Technology, Engine Performance, Suspension, Steering and Brakes, Transmission Repair, and Welding and Fabrication.


Contacting Inmates

Visitation

Visitation days are Saturday and Sunday and state holidays unless the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday. If the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the regular visiting schedule applies.

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 JEHCC.

Mail

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

Example:

JEHCC

Inmate's name, number and housing assignment (if known)

53468 Mineral Springs Road

Hodgen, OK  74939-3064

 

Level 1 - One hour, non-contact, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (unless on Discipline Unit status) and legal/clergy visits.

Level 2 - Four hours per week, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Level 3 - Six hours per week, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm

Level 4 - Eight hours per week, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exceptions and Cancellations

Any exception to visiting days or times must be approved by the Warden or designee at least three days before the visit. Visitors will not enter the facility parking lot before 8 a.m. the day of the visit.

Any exceptions will be handled through special visiting procedures and should be directed to the Warden.

Please refer to “Visitation Alert” on the DOC website for visitation dates cancelled due to budget constraints and staff furloughs.

Additional visitation rules may be found here.

For a list of approved attire for visitation, go here.

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