Inmate records in Oklahoma are created from the time of the arrest until all the way through parole. The first document to be filled out is a RAP sheet. This form contains the suspect's name, address, physical description, and details of the crime they committed. After that, everything that happens to the inmate, including moves to new facilities, get updated in the file. The State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections is the government agency in charge of maintaining and storing all inmate records for the state. They keep them online in a centralized database making it easy to perform an inmate search at any time of day or night.
The State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections has an inmate locator feature right on their website, making it easy to find out if someone is in prison in Oklahoma. The process for finding an inmate in jail is different. Use the following instructions to lookup an inmate in an Oklahoma prison:
Anyone interested in reviewing someone's incarceration, arrest records, warrants, or other criminal records could use the Infotracer tool to quickly and easily find them also.
The Oklahoma prison system is pretty involved with a few types of facilities and programs to protect the community while also rehabilitating offenders. The State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections oversees most of the facilities and programs. The entire prison system includes:
There are quite a few types of confinement in Oklahoma. The state has numerous state prisons to house felons who broke the law within the state. They also have a network of five halfway houses to offer inmates reentry services pre-release and post-release. The federal government has three federal prisons in Oklahoma that house federal inmates who broke federal laws. The state has an enormous amount of juvenile detention centers in various counties throughout the state that house youth offenders. Finally, Oklahoma also has numerous county jails to hold pretrial detainees.
Oklahoma’s prison system holds 26,871 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 19,401 residents are held in state prisons, 1 in federal prisons, 4 in juvenile correctional facilities, and 316 in local jails.
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Oklahoma has twenty-four different state prisons. Each houses a different demographic with units for varying levels of custody. All the state prisons are overseen and managed by the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections and the Interim Director, Scott Crow. The list of state prisons in Oklahoma includes:
Oklahoma makes it very easy for someone to find an inmate in state prison. The State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections is the agency in charge of inmate records, and they keep them online and searchable. Simply follow the instructions below to easily find an inmate in an Oklahoma state prison:
In addition to the numerous state prisons, Oklahoma also has three federal prisons to house federal inmates. These facilities are owned and operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB). On their website, they have a page for each facility so the public can learn more or friends and family can find out about visitation and sending gifts or money. The list of federal prisons in Oklahoma includes:
Searching for an inmate in an Oklahoma federal prison is different than for state or private prisons. All federal prisons are run and managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB), and therefore, someone wanting information on an inmate housed in one of their facilities must contact them directly. The FOB has an inmate locator feature on their website and also has a page for each facility with contact details and information on visitation and sending money or gifts.
Oklahoma has 77 counties, and many of them have their own county jail. These facilities are run by the local law enforcement, usually Sheriff's Offices. They house recently arrested suspects and pretrial detainees. Sometimes they even house inmates for short sentences of less than a year. Some of these law enforcement agencies have a website of their own.
All Oklahoma county jails are maintained and run by the local Sheriff's Offices. Therefore, finding someone won't be the same as with state prison or halfway houses. Anyone wanting to lookup an inmate in an Oklahoma jail must contact the local Sheriff's Office directly. Some of them have websites of their own with an inmate search or list of current jail residents on them.
Oklahoma has a large number of juvenile detention centers. These are run at the county level but overseen by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs. The system includes a total of 309 beds, and some of them act as temporary confinement (like jail) for recently arrested youth offenders. The list of juvenile detention centers in Oklahoma are:
Juvenile records in most states are kept private until the person is 18 years old. Therefore, online searches for Oklahoma juvenile detention center inmates won't be possible. However, someone can contact either the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs or the facility directly to obtain information on someone staying there. Family, friends, and other interested parties can get information on how to visit, send money or gifts and phone calls.
The state of Oklahoma also contracts with three privately owned and run prisons to help with overcrowding and responsibility for the vast number of inmates. These facilities are overseen by the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The private prisons in Oklahoma include:
Oklahoma private prisons fall under the direction of the State of Oklahoma Department of Corrections. That state agency keeps and maintains all inmate records. Therefore, anyone wanting to find an inmate in a private prison should use the following steps below:
The state of Oklahoma also employs five halfway houses to help inmates transition from prison back to society. These facilities give inmates a place to live and provide education, job placement assistance, and other social skills while they reintegrate back into normal life.
The process for finding someone in an Oklahoma halfway house is the same as for private prisons and state prisons. The Department of Corrections makes it very easy to find someone in an Oklahoma halfway house. Just follow the steps below:
Roughly 43,000 people are incarcerated in the state of Oklahoma. More than half (27,000) are in state and public prisons. Another 13,000 are in local jails, 2,700 are in federal prison, and 550 are in juvenile detention. More than half of all Oklahoma inmates (54.6%) are in prisons due to drug charges. Other statistics include 8.7% are in for robbery, 10.9% are in prison for assault, and 7.6% are there for committing rape.
Oklahoma’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 708, which is higher than an average incarceration rate by 57%. The number of Oklahoma prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 26,871, from which 11% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 23,834 in 2016.
Oklahoma has an extensive network of halfway houses and reentry centers that are used to transition inmates before they are released. They provide stable living environments with supervision while the inmate finds work, reintegrates into society, and builds other law-abiding social skills. Inmates who are not moved to these facilities will go home to friends and family.
Parole is an early-release program available to inmates who have behaved well while in prison. The Oklahoma parole board has the authority to release an inmate after a portion of their sentence has been served. Parole comes with some strict regulations including regular check-ins with a parole officer and other strict instructions. If they fail to comply with any of the rules, they will immediately return to prison to finish out their sentences.
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|State Parole Population:||1,895|
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The Oklahoma court system uses probation for low-risk and first-time offenders. To prevent overcrowding in the prisons, they offer offenders the option of living free while following a strict code of rules. Sometimes they will have to wear an electronic monitoring device or take frequent drug tests. Each probationer must check-in with their probation officer regularly. If they fail to comply with any of the court-ordered rules, they will go to prison.
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|State Probation Population:||33,562|
|Change in 2016:||7%|