Northeast Oklahoma Community Corrections Center (NOCCC) is a community corrections center for adult male inmates. The facility is located in Vinita on the grounds formerly known as Eastern State Hospital.
A trusty unit was established to provide institutional support to the hospital in 1980. The relationship between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at Eastern State Hospital began in 1985 with the establishment of the Treatment Alternatives for Drinking Drivers (TADD) program.
In 1987, the Department of Corrections’ Agri-Services Unit began leasing the farmland at Eastern State Hospital. After several years of this expanding relationship, the legislature passed laws in 1994 transferring three large buildings at Eastern State Hospital to the Department of Corrections for use as prison bed space.
In December 1994, the first inmates were transferred to the newly established facility.
Subsequently, a new 264-bed housing unit, a dining/kitchen facility, Central Control, and the warehouse/maintenance building were constructed. A portion of the inmate population still provides institutional maintenance and support functions for both the Oklahoma Forensic Center and NOCC.
Today, NOCCC houses more than 500 inmates.