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John H. Lilley Correctional Center

Terry Tuggle, Warden

Physical Address
407971 Hwy 62E
Boley, OK 74829

Phone   (918) 667-3381

Fax   (918) 667-3959

Opened - 1983

Facility Type - Male Minimum Security

Facility Overview

John Lilley Correctional Center (JLCC) is a minimum-security prison for men located just east of Boley on Oklahoma Highway 62. The facility's buildings are holdovers from its past as a sanitarium built in 1923 for African-Americans suffering from tuberculosis. Later, it was the State Training School for Negro Boys (later the Boley State School for Boys).

The State Legislature closed the school in 1983 and gave it to ODOC, which converted it into a prison. Today, it houses many of the state’s elderly and physically-challenged inmates, and has a capacity of more than 800 inmates.

JLCC is named for the school’s first superintendent, John H. Lilley, whose dedication to, and love for, its children was widely known. Lilley, who died in 1933 after a car accident, is buried next to the facility’s entrance.



Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. JLCC 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, JLCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.

Criminal Thinking

JLCC 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.

Contacting Inmates


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

Example:  JLCC
                  Inmate’s name, number and housing assignment (if known)
                  407971 Hwy 62E
                  Boley, OK 74829


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 inmates' 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 JLCC.

Visitation Days

Saturday and Sunday

Times and Duration

Session 1: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Inmates are permitted one (1) session per week. Maximum of four (4) visitors per inmate.


Visitation day and time must be scheduled in advance by calling JLCC main line, 918-667-3381. Scheduling will take place Tuesday thru Thursday – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Maximum of twenty (20) inmates per session.

State-Recognized Holidays

State recognized holidays that fall on Monday through Friday will be a “free” visiting day. All holiday visits must go through the JLCC scheduling process.

Date of Visit

All visitors will have their temperature taken before being allowed to visit. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be turned away, terminating the visit.

Visits will allow for a brief kiss and embrace at the beginning and end of the visit. During the visit inmate and visitors will be seated on opposite sides of the table. No contact is permitted during this time.

Vending machines will be available. No more than twenty dollars in quarters (in a clear plastic bag), per visitor, is allowed into the visiting area. At no time will an inmate be in possession of any currency. Inmates are not permitted in the vending machine area.

JLCC visiting playground will not be open at this time.

Anyone found to be in violation of visitation rules will have their visitation terminated immediately.

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