Lawton Correctional Facility

Lawton Correctional Facility is a private prison located in Lawton, Oklahoma that is operated by GeoGroup. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections contracts with private prison and county jail contractors as a means to provide bed space and constitutionally required services for inmates. 

The 550,442 sq. ft. facility consists of double-celled, medium security housing units including a double-celled segregation unit. The entire facility has been designed to be American Correctional Association (ACA) compliant and can house approximately 2,700 inmates.

Lawton Correctional Facility is designed for cost-effective utilization of security staff and thereby allows enhanced programmatic activities without significant cost implications. The medical unit is designed consistent with the needs of the inmate population. A fully equipped kitchen provides meals for inmates and staff. Three gymnasiums and nine outdoor recreation yards are also provided.

On December 1, 1999, the Lawton Correctional Facility became the first private correctional facility in the world to receive accreditation from the Correctional Education Association (CEA) and was re-accredited in 2003 and 2006. The facility received accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA) in 2001 and was re-accredited in 2004, 2007,2010, 2013, and 2016 with a score of 99.76%.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the General Population at Lawton Correctional Facility are on Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays from 9:00am-4:00pm. 

Mondays and day after State Holidays
10:00 am-4:00pm

Length of visits are based on custody level:
LEVEL 1=1 Hour
LEVEL 2=2 Hours
LEVEL 3=4 Hours
LEVEL 4= 6 Hours

Visiting Application

You must submit a “Visitor Request Form” and get approved before visiting your inmate. You can find a copy of the form here. Once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to the facility, the approval process takes approximately two months.

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

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.

Children 11 years and older must follow the dress code unless they are restricted by handicap or medical reasons. Every visitor must wear clothing that is appropriate for his or her gender.

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

Infant care items are allowed in the visiting room. Those include, but are not limited to, baby bottles, diapers, baby food, etc.

Physical Address

Lawton Correctional Facility
8607 South East Flower Mound Road
Lawton, OK 73501

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General Phone Number

(580) 351-2778

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Lawton Correctional Facility
8607 South East Flower Mound Road
Lawton, OK 73501

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

There is also a digital option for friends and family to send photos, cards, and letters through Pigeonly.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at Lawton Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Oklahoma, please click here.

Starting Monday, August 3, 2020, all state inmates can make one free phone call up to five minutes long each week.

How to Send Money

Lawton Correctional Facility has partnered with Access Corrections so you can send money to your inmate. Please click here for more information.

Pigeonly also provides financial and mail services for the inmates. For details on how to send money, mail, photos, please click here.

Programs For Inmates

Programs offered at the facility include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Pre-GED, GED, Life Skills, Thinking for a Change, Substance Abuse, Cognitive Behavior Program, and vocational courses. The center has a fully staffed medical department, recreation area, and various religious services including an Indian Sweat Lodge.

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Careers at Lawton Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with GeoGroup, you can find out more information about available jobs at Lawton Correctional Facility by clicking here