Okmulgee County Jail – Okmulgee, OK

Okmulgee County Jail is located in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma and is the primary jail for the county. Know somebody at Okmulgee County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Okmulgee County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Okmulgee County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Okmulgee County Jail
315 West 8Th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Okmulgee County Jail you will need to navigate to their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Okmulgee County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people currently in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find info for anybody arrested and booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for is in another jail you can look here, too: Oklahoma County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photograph, is the photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the Okmulgee County Jail website, or you can see them at the Okmulgee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Okmulgee County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Usually, an inmate will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to stay the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, whoever posted your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they can’t accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your full legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to call family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any tips that could help other people get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged can take anywhere between 10 minutes to many hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Okmulgee County Jail change often, so you should review the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are generally pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined by the jail administration, and will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Okmulgee County Jail:

Okmulgee County Jail
315 West 8Th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Okmulgee County Jail
315 West 8Th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447


The Okmulgee County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Okmulgee County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Okmulgee County website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Okmulgee County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Okmulgee County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, such as setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when decide your sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim. Bear in mind you are able to ask to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not see the actual address, rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t learn if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Okmulgee County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Okmulgee County jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Okmulgee County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Okmulgee County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to Okmulgee County Jail inmates can change, so review the site before you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Okmulgee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Okmulgee County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Okmulgee County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone at Okmulgee County Jail?

    If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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  1. Renata Washington says:

    Jail conditions: Inmates are able unable to keep their hygiene positive because of the need of commissary orders which are unfulfilled. Inmates are on not allowed to shower when on lockdown. The jail building needs to be refurbished, i.e., painted, and more seating provided for visitation folks.
    Guards: So far, the guards have been fair, especially at visitation.
    Staff of Nurses: The nurses are incompetent, and one of them swears like a sailor at prisoners. They refuse to allow the prisoner to use their health necessities. They refuse to give inmates correct medications causing health problems, and are probably selling to outsiders some of the OTC drugs that are brought for inmates. This should be investigated and prosecuted if found to be true.
    Jail food: The jail’s allotment of meat never reaches the prisoners, and it is probably being sold on the outside . This should be investigated and prosecuted if found to be true.
    Commissary: Inmate has been incarcerated for quite a while now and has yet to receive anything from their commissary order. I also heard that all of the profits from the commissary were initially set up to go to an individual, and are still going to the person on the outside. This should be investigated and prosecuted if found to be true.
    Visitation Days: Inmates are handcuffed during visitation, making use of the telephone difficult.
    Prisoner activities and programs: No comment.
    Administration: Profiteering, and nepotism are rampant. I hear that the administration has felons working at OCCJA. This is illegal. This should be investigated and prosecuted if found to be true.

  2. Michelle says:

    The inmates at Okmulgee county jail aren’t treated as well as the animals in the city pound. My son has been there close to 2 months and they still haven’t set his commissary account up. Because of this, he’s wearing the same socks and underwear that he had on when he went in. They only give them enough food to keep them alive. There are gangs there. The employees are rude to the families of the inmates. The woman in the office is a total bitch to everyone. The employees are bad about passing the buck because they don’t care enough to try to help the families that have questions. And the county commissioner couldn’t care less about any of it. Concerns to others are just a bother to him and he doesn’t have time for them.
    Sincerely, 1 very upset Momma

  3. Upset wifey! says:

    Okmulgee county jail is very overcrowded! They have black mold in the cells, the toilet backs up onto the floor when it rains and I think they purposely don’t have there website inmate roster working because they have 2 many inmates there. They also had a vegetarian there that is honestly getting mistreated when it comes to food. They really need to be investigated for misuse of inmate personal commisary funds as well.

  4. Shawna d says:

    I was in this jail for 4 months and there is sooo much ilegal activity there and no one stands up for these prisoners. The correctional officers at night make the women prisoners do sexual favors for cigarettes candy bars and special treatment. I have evidence and i am going to go as far as i have to to get this taking care of this jail needs some serious investigating because there are so many codes being broken. Sexual harrassment, sexual abuse with power, bringing illegal content into a prison facility. Inyeracting inappropriate with inmates. And much much more.

  5. Flechazo says:

    OKMULGEE COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AUTHORITY’S AGENDA TO PROFIT FROM IMPRISONMENT
    THE OCCJA IS MAKING HUGE PROFITS FROM JAILING ITS CITIZENS. IT TARGETS PEOPLE WITHOUT THE MONEY TO MAKE BOND OR PAY FOR A GOOD ATTORNEY. NOT ONLY ARE THE INMATES BEING USED TO MAKE A PROFIT BUT SO ARE THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH COMISSARY AND INMATE PHONE SERVICES.
    FACTS: FROM 2012- 2015, OCCJA MADE $6,427,897.00 IN TOTAL REVENUE. $1,110,003.00 OF THAT CAME FROM INCARCERATION FEES WHICH INCREASED FROM $150,764.00 TO $381,237.00. SO, IN 4 YEARS INCARCERATION FEES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED. $483,645.00 WAS MADE FROM INMATE PHONE SERVICES AND CANTEEN. FROM THE YEARS 2012-2014 THE TOTAL MADE FROM CANTEEN WAS $10,990.00. IN 2015, $55,322.00 WAS MADE FROM INMATE CANTEEN ALONE. THAT IS A 4 TIMES PROFIT MARGIN FROM THE OTHER 3 YRS. COMBINED. WITHOUT CANTEEN THE INMATES HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING BY. THE FOOD QUALITY IS TERRIBLE AND PORTIONS ARE SMALL. FOR INMATES THAT HAVE SUPPORT ON THE OUTSIDE THEY DEPEND ON THEM TO FEED THEM.
    ACLU OKLAHOMA CALLS OKMULGEE COUNTY NEW JAIL PATHETIC. TULSA COUNTY THERE WERE 26.8 PRISON ADMISSIONS PER 10,000 PEOPLE, IN OKMULGEE COUNTY WE HAD 61.1 PRISON ADMISSIONS PER 10,000 PEOPLE
    ADD ON TOP OF THIS IS A NEW LAW WHERE THE D.A. OFFICE GETS PAID PER CONVICTION. THIS LAW NEEDS REPEALED ASAP. IT IS AGAINST THE RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR A DA TO PROFIT FROM CONVICTIONS. WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU GET A DA OFFICE LIKE OURS THAT TARGETS CERTAIN GROUPS, MAINLY THE POOR, AND OVERCHARGES THEM THEN GIVES A HARSH PLEA BARGAIN. AFTER WAITING THEY GO BACK AND OFFER A BETTER PLEA BARGAIN AND THE PERSON CHARGED ACCEPTS IT BECAUSE THEY CANT AFFORD A GOOD LAWYER. IF THEY COULD MANY OF THESE CASES WOULDN’T MAKE IT TO COURT MUCH LESS GET A JURY CONVICTION.
    SO THE DA’S OFFICE GETS PAID FOR GETTING A CONVICTION FROM THE PERSON CHARGED WHO COULDN’T AFFORD AN ATTORNEY TO BEGIN WITH. SO AFTER THIS OFFICE GETS PAID FIRST, THEN THE INMATE SITS IN THE COUNTY FOR THE MAXIMUM DAYS ALLOWED BEFORE BEING PROCESSED. THAT’S ANOTHER $27.00 PER DAY THE OCCJA GETS FROM THE D.O.C. AND ALSO ADDS TO THE CONSTANT OVER CROWDING. OUT OF ALL THESE MILLIONS MADE $4,763,133.00 WAS SPENT ON EMPLOYEE WAGES, BENEFITS, RETIREMENT, LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE. THIS IS FOR A 4 YR PERIOD AND THESE MILLIONS IN WAGES AND BENEFITS AREN’T GOING TO THE GUARDS, WE KNOW THIS. ALL OF THIS INFO IS ONLINE UNDER THE OCCJA ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS AND THE STATE AUDITOR & INSPECTOR OFFICE. EVEN WORSE THE AUDITS STATE OCCJA IS GUILTY OF POOR FINANCIAL REPORTING AND IN SOME INSTANCES GIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF MONIES
    WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING? ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. REPORT THEM TO THE DEPT. OF JUSTICE. CONTACT THE MEDIA. ORGANIZE A MEETING AND A PEACEFUL PROTEST. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP. AN IN-DEPTH EXPOSE HAS BEEN PREPARED BUT WE NEED OKMULGEE CITIZENS TO TAKE ACTION. WE NEED NEW ELECTED OFFICIALS. THESE FACTS ARE JUST A FEW THAT ARE OUT THERE ONLINE. WE VOTED THESE PEOPLE IN AND WE CAN GET THEM OUT. ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE.

  6. Emily S. says:

    I was in county jail here they are very disrespectful to the inmates they are very disrespectful to the special needs they mishandle meds because of a nurse who has a ill son its mainly all family ran with exception of few but still somebody if family affiliated somehow they are very disrespectful to LGBTQIA people they are very overcrouded to the point of them placing people in floors all over the pods they have had females sexually assaulted and refuses to let them talk to lawyers or family about the illegal activity the correctional officers have been known and some busted for smuggling in contraband that would make them profits they mark up commassary to make inmates pay the price for crimes, they make pot of beans what ever they dont use waits in the fridge in the metal containers and cools down faster that the health department regulations states. [Ref site below], the dietary cook comes in drunk 100% of the times the inmates property gets donated after 24 hrs and with inmates with memorie problems and needs their contact info will not and cannot get it after 24 hrs so they loose their stuff. inmates resort to riots to get public attention because if they dont media and public wont know nothing and they are forced to scilence at the fear of being picked back up even before during or after filing a lawsuit even then they just pay it off and get a slap on the wrist. they will do anything to cover their tracks grievances do not work because they misplace them if they do find it is illegal if you want to do ANY legal research in the law library then they limit your time as low as they can to ensure that you do not find away to beat them in a lawsuit or your case. the town of okmulgee is linked a mob family what we all know is around

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