Jackie Brannon Correctional Center

Jackie Brannon Correctional Center (JBCC) is a minimum-security facility for men located on 1,506 acres in northwest McAlester, Oklahoma. Established inside a former hospital in 1927, JBCC's three housing units are home to more than 700 inmates.

JBCC began life as a trusty unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary next door. It did not become a standalone institution until 1985. Agri-Services has a meat processing center, a dairy and milk processing center, an egg distribution center, a cow/calf operation, and a beef cattle operation at the facility, all of which use inmate labor. 

The facility is named for former Oklahoma State Penitentiary Deputy Associate Warden Jackie Brannon.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he may visit with approved visitors. Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and state-recognized holidays

Visitors must be signed in by 1:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m.)  

Even DOC ending number visit Saturdays and Holidays
Odd DOC ending number visit Sundays and Holidays
Other rules apply. See here for more information.

Level 1
8-9 a.m.

Level 2
10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Level 3
9:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Level 4
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Visiting Application

All inmate visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form” and get approval before they are allowed to visit.  You can find a copy of it here.

Background checks are completed on everyone 18 or older, and your inmate will notify you when the process is complete. The approval process takes approximately eight weeks once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to JBCC.

Dress Code

The following clothing items are prohibited in the visiting room: 

  • Shorts, skorts, skirts, or dresses shorter than the top of the kneecap or tight fitting. 
  • Wrap-around skirts, dresses/skirts with split seam higher than the top of the knee cap.
  • Tube-tops, Tank-tops, Crop-tops, Halter-tops, Spaghetti-top blouses, Sleeveless/transparent or mesh tops/blouses. 
  • Leggings/biker’s pants/bodysuits. 
  • Spandex clothing, including swimsuits. 
  • Blue chambray, periwinkle, camouflage, or orange shirts. 
  • Tight fitting sweat suits. 
  • Low-cut or cut-out designs on clothing. 
  • Clothing bearing profanity, offensive wording, and pictures. 
  • Headgear (excluding religious). 
  • Clothing which exposes the midriff, extremely tight, off the shoulder, or which exposes any part of the breast.

All visitors must wear appropriate underclothing for his/her gender. Children aged 11 and older must comply with the dress code unless they are restricted by handicap or medical reasons. 

Physical Address

Jackie Brannon Correctional Center
900 N. West Street
McAlester, OK 74502-1999

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/PybBud2DHsuMyDzS8

General Phone Number

(918) 421-3339

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Jackie Brannon Correctional Center
P.O. Box 1999
McAlester, OK 74502-1999

Inmates can receive mail at any time. Include their name, DOC number, and housing assignment (if known) in the address.

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center do have access to phones, but they can’t receive incoming calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Oklahoma, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center by using JPay.

  • JPay.com – Send money online, with your credit or debit card.
  • JPay Mobile – Send money anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app
  • Phone: 800-574-5729 – Speak with a live agent, 24/7
  • Send cash at MoneyGram locations including CVS and Walmart (receive code 6365)  
  • Money orders – Payable to JPay at: P.O. Box 278320, Miramar, FL 33027

You can download a printable deposit slip at JPay.

Inmates are allowed to spend a maximum of $80 per week in the canteen. There is no limit to the amount of money an inmate may have in their account. 

Programs For Inmates


Education is a big focus at JBCC because it is a key component in avoiding recidivism. JBCC 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, JBCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skills.

Criminal Thinking

JBCC 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.


JBCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for entering the workforce after prison. CareerTech also helps inmates find employment after release.

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Careers at Jackie Brannon Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with Oklahoma Corrections — and would like to apply for a job at the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.