Kate Barnard Correctional Center

Kate Barnard Correctional Center (KBCC), named for Oklahoma’s first Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, is a female minimum-security facility. It is located just next door to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ administrative building on North Martin Luther King Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

KBCC’s location was also home to the Hillside Community Corrections Center and Mabel Bassett Correctional Center.

The facility was originally known as the Kate Barnard Community Treatment Center for first-time incarcerated men. In 1992, ODOC converted it to an educational-level women’s facility. In 2012, ODOC moved its inmates to Hillside before it became Kate Barnard Correctional Center.

In 2017, KBCC transitioned from a female community corrections center to a female minimum-security prison with a 250 inmate capacity.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the General Population are as follows:

Saturdays: Last names starting with A-L: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sundays: Last names starting with M-Z: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Last names starting with A-L: 8 a.m - 12 p.m.
Last names starting with M-Z: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visiting Application

Before you can visit your inmate, you must submit a “Visitor Request Form” and get approved.  You can find a copy of the form here. Once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to KBCC, the approval process takes approximately eight weeks.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections conducts background checks on everyone 18 or older during the approval process. Your inmate will notify you when you have been approved.

Dress Code and Searches

The following clothing items are not allowed in the visiting room at Kate Barnard Correctional Center: 

  • 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 11 years and older must comply with the dress code unless they are restricted by handicap or medical reasons.

Appropriate items for the care of infants — which include, but are not limited to, baby bottles, diapers, and baby food — are allowed in the visiting room.

A maximum of twenty dollars in quarters is allowed per visitor for the vending machines. All visitors must bring their quarters in a clear sandwich size bag. 

Physical Address

Kate Barnard Correctional Center
3300 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8KHmVZNFRXkBCDwdA

General Phone Number

(405) 425-2900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Kate Barnard Correctional Center
3300 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Please include the inmate’s name, DOC number, and housing assignment (if known) in the address of all inmate mail.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Kate Barnard Correctional Center, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. 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 Kate Barnard 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 have a spend limit of $80 per week in the canteen. There is no limit to the amount of money an inmate can have in their account. 

Programs For Inmates


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

Criminal Thinking

KBCC offers Thinking for a Change, Moral Reconation Therapy, and Associates 4 Success programs to address thinking, judgment errors, and relationships linked with criminal thinking/behavior.

Prison Fellowship Academy

A year-long intensive, biblically based program that takes incarcerated women through a holistic life transformation process. Participants are guided by Prison Fellowship staff and volunteers to lead lives of purpose and productivity inside and outside prison. KBCC’s first class graduated in August 2019.

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Careers at Kate Barnard Correctional Center

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