Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, Oklahoma was originally the home of the Civilian Conservation Corps. It was later used by the U.S. Forest Service and Hodgen Job Corps.

Home to more than 700 inmates today, it first opened as a prison in 1971 as “Camp Hodgen.” It offered vocational-technical training in subjects including electrical work, welding, construction and others. This facility became Ouachita Correctional Center in 1973.

In 1998, ODOC renamed it Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in honor of the State Senator – Sen. James E. Hamilton – who was instrumental in acquiring the site for the state.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.

Level  1: One hour, non-contact, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (unless on Discipline Unit status) and legal/clergy visits.
Level 2:  Four hours per week, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Level 3:  Six hours per week, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm
Level 4:  Eight hours per week, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All inmates will be allowed to visit on state holidays unless the holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday. If the holiday is on a Saturday or Sunday, the regular visiting schedule applies.

Exceptions and Cancellations

Any exception to visiting days or times must be approved by the Warden or designee at least three days before the visit. Visitors will not enter the facility parking lot before 8 a.m. the day of the visit.

Any exceptions will be handled through special visiting procedures and should be directed to the Warden.

Please refer to “Visitation Alert” on the DOC website for visitation dates cancelled due to budget constraints and staff furloughs.

Visiting Application

You must submit a “Visitor Request Form” and get approved before you will be allowed to visit  your inmate.  You can find a copy of it here. The approval process takes approximately sixty days once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to JEHCC.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections conducts background checks on everyone 18 or older, and your inmate will notify you when the process is complete. 

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. 

Visitors are responsible for securing personal items (keys, cars locked, etc.). Absolutely no electronic communication devices or pagers will be allowed.  

Physical Address

Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center
53468 Mineral Springs Road
Hodgen, OK 74939-3064

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/NkstkWYHsh8XP8tR7

General Phone Number

(918) 653-7831

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center
53468 Mineral Springs Road
Hodgen, OK 74939-3064

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

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Jim E. Hamilton 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 Jim E. Hamilton 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


JEHCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.

Substance Abuse Treatment

JEHCC has more than 130 volunteers of various faiths who participate in many different religious, educational, and substance abuse education programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These programs are scheduled seven days a week.

Criminal Thinking

JEHCC offers Thinking for a Change; Victim Impact; Anger Management; Building Social Networks; Ideas for Better Communications; Seeking Safety; Unlock Your Thinking, Open Your Mind; Common Sense Ideas for HIV Prevention; and Sexual Health.


JEHCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for workforce entry after release and helps them find employment. 

Courses include Construction Technology, Electrical Trades Technology, Engine Performance, Suspension, Steering and Brakes, Transmission Repair, and Welding and Fabrication.

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Careers at Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center

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