Oklahoma State Penitentiary

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Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Oklahoma State Penitentiary

Oklahoma State Penitentiary is maximum security prison located in McAlester Oklahoma.  It is comprised of five housing units; H-unit which houses Oklahoma's Death Row inmates, D&E units which are mental health units, and A&C units which are considered general population.  Oklahoma State Penitentiary is the facility that carries out all of the executions for the state.  The facility is secured by double razor wire fences and several armed towers.  Additional security is provided through a non-lethal stun fence and electronic intrusion detection systems.  Oklahoma State Penitentiary has a maximum capacity of 1,241 adult male inmates.

Inmates at Oklahoma State Penitentiary are provided necessary medical, dental and mental health treatment.  Additionally, inmates can receive an adult basic education, and take the GED test during their incarceration.  Life skills courses are offered to inmates and give them a foundation to function better upon release.  The Chaplain's office offers various faith based programs, and religious worship services to inmates.

Visiting Hours at Oklahoma State Penitentiary:

Visiting at Oklahoma State Penitentiary is based on the inmate's Unit.  Visiting occurs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am-4pm for all units except level 1 inmates who have non-contact visitation from 8am-10am.  The visiting schedule is as follows:

  • 1,2,3,4 have visits on Fridays from 8am-4pm, and from 8am-10am (non-contact).
  • A inmates have visits on Saturdays from 8am-4pm and non-contact visits from 8am-10am.
  • C inmates have visits on Sundays from 8am-4pm and non-contact visits from 8am-10am.
  • D&E inmates have visitation on Satrudays from 8am-4pm (E-1 non contact visits from 8am-10am)
  • H-Unit all quads have non-contact visitation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-4pm

Physical Address:

Oklahoma State Penitentiary
1301 N. West St.
McAlester, OK 74502-0097



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Oklahoma State Penitentiary
P.O. Box 97
McAlester, OK 74502-0097