John H. Lilley Correctional Center

John Lilley Correctional Center (JLCC) is a minimum-security prison for men located just east of Boley, Oklahoma. The facility's buildings are holdovers from its past as a sanitarium built in 1923 for African-Americans suffering from tuberculosis. Later, it was the State Training School for Negro Boys (later the Boley State School for Boys).

The State Legislature closed the school in 1983 and gave it to ODOC, which converted it into a prison. Today, it houses many of the state’s elderly and physically challenged inmates, and has a capacity of more than 800 inmates.

JLCC is named for the school’s first superintendent, John H. Lilley, whose dedication to, and love for, its children was widely known. Lilley, who died in 1933 after a car accident, is buried next to the facility’s entrance.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

An inmate's security level dictates how many hours he is allowed to visit each week.

Visiting Days:
Last names starting with A thru K: Saturdays according to levels.
Last names starting with L thru Z: Sundays according to levels. 

Times and Duration:

Level 1
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (Non-Contact)
Level 2
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Level 3  
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Level 4
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

State-Recognized Holidays
Holiday visiting hours for inmates with last names beginning with:

A thru K:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
L thru Z:
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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 about two months once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to the facility.

During the approval process, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections conducts background checks on everyone 18 or older. 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

John H. Lilley Correctional Center
407971 Hwy 62E.
Boley, OK 74829

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(918) 667-3381

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
John H. Lilley Correctional Center
407971 Hwy 62E.
Boley, OK 74829

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 John H. Lilley 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 John H. Lilley Correctional Center by using JPay.

  • - 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.

The weekly spend limit is $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

Substance Abuse Treatment

JLCC's programming teaches inmates ways to avoid relapse and helps them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills. 


JLCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas. The License Trades Program provides training for inmates working for ODOC’s Maintenance Department.

Criminal Thinking

JLCC 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.


Oklahoma Correctional Industries offers customers quality products at a reasonable price, reduces offender idleness, and provides inmates job skills training. OCI inmates produce cleaning chemicals and mattresses for use inside prisons.

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Careers at John H. Lilley 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 John H. Lilley Correctional Center — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.