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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, ODOC has partnered with Securus Technologies to provide inmates two free phone calls each week while visitation was suspended. With visitation reopening, these free phone calls will continue until April 15. After April 15, phone calls will still be permitted, subject to standard rates and policies.

John H. Lilley Correctional Center

Administration

Terry Tuggle, Warden

Contact

Physical Address
407971 Hwy 62E.
Boley, OK 74829

Phone
(918) 667-3381

Fax
(918) 667-3959

Operation

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 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.


Programs

Education

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

Mail

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

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.

Days

Last names starting with A thru K: Saturdays according to levels.

Last names starting with L thru Z: Sundays according to levels.

Times and Duration

Level 1 
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Non-Contact)

Level 2 
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Level 3  
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Level 4 
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

State-Recognized Holidays

Holiday visiting hours for inmates with last names beginning with:

A thru K:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

L thru Z:
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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