Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is a multifunction facility for female inmates in McLoud, Oklahoma. The institution houses minimum, medium, and maximum security inmates, and serves as the reception and assessment center for all females incarcerated in Oklahoma. MBCC also houses women requiring specialized medical or mental health care. 

The institution has a capacity of 1,139 minimum and medium security inmates and 102 inmates in assessment and reception. MBCC also houses Mabel Bassett Assessment and Reception Center which receives women sentenced to prison. Over a 10-30 day assessment period, MBARC staff assesses inmates to determine their facility assignment and what program criteria they meet.

MBCC is named for former Commissioner of Charities and Corrections Mabel Bourne Bassett, who established standards for state juvenile and adult correctional facilities, as well as the state’s mental institutions. She also established the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

MBCC is currently the only facility for women in the state of Oklahoma that can house mental health patients, and the Segregated Housing Unit is the only women's unit for inmates in Protective Custody or on Death Row. The current capacity of death row is just one inmate, Brenda Andrew.

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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. Saturday and Sunday visitation proceeds by the inmate's last name. State-recognized holidays that fall on a weekday are "free" visiting. No visitors are checked in after 1:30 p.m.

All Level 1:  Monday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(minimum and medium approved for one hour of visiting)

Level 2:  (minimum) 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 2:  (medium)    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

Level 3:  (minimum) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 3:  (medium)  11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

Level 4:  (minimum) 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 4:  (medium)   9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A -  L Saturday Visitation Only
M - Z Sunday Visitation Only

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

Mabel Bassett Correctional Center
29501 Kickapoo Rd.
McLoud, OK 74851-8339

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(405) 964-3020

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Mabel Bassett Correctional Center
29501 Kickapoo Rd.
McLoud, OK 74851-8339

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 Mabel Bassett 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 Mabel Bassett 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


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

Substance Abuse Treatment

MBCC Substance Abuse Treatment teaches inmates ways to avoid drug and alcohol use, while also helping them develop cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skills needed to avoid using.

Criminal Thinking

MBCC 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.


MBCC inmates can get technical training through a CareerTech Skills Center, which trains them for workforce entry after release. CareerTech also helps inmates find skill-related employment after release. The CareerTech programs provide hands-on instruction in skills related to transportation, distribution, and logistics; computer fundamentals, and career readiness.

Greenwave Concepts Greenwave Concepts, LLC

This private enterprise partners with the ODOC to operate a telemarketing center at MBCC. Greenwave utilizes inmate workers to market electricity sales. 

Prison Fellowship Academy

A year-long intensive, biblically based program that takes incarcerated women through a holistic life transformation process.

Specialized Units

MBCC houses the Assessment & Reception Center for all women sentenced to prison, as well the state’s Death Row unit for women.

A 24-7 Infirmary provides medical care for those requiring intensive monitoring and treatment. A medical unit houses inmates whose conditions need routine monitoring and ongoing medical care. A mental health unit treats inmates with serious mental illnesses that prevent them from living in the general population.

Other units include the Delayed Sentencing Program for 18 to 22-year-olds meeting requirements set forth in statute, and the Youthful Offender Program for individuals 18 and younger adjudicated as adults.


A former inmate began the RISE program after being released from Eddie Warrior Correctional Center. While incarcerated, she saw other inmates lacked the skills to earn a living once released. She worked with the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology to grant certificates to those completing the program. Only inmates who are misconduct-free and sober are eligible. Each class trains up to 20 women in cosmetology. If the women pass the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology test, they receive their state license to practice when they discharge. RISE began at MBCC in 2017. 

Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma

With the help of grants and donated literature from Oklahoma Humanities, the MBCC Book Club, “Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma” was born. The weekly discussions are meant to educate, enlighten, empower, and help prevent recidivism. 

Guardian Angels

Inmates trained in dog obedience give rescued animals a second chance by teaching them basic skills to improve their chance at adoption. The program also teaches inmates responsibility, commitment, and unconditional love. 

The Last Mile

MBCC is home to The Last Mile (TLM), a computer coding program for inmates. TLM prepares incarcerated individuals for successful re-entry through business and technology training. MBCC’s program began in February 2019 through a partnership with TLM, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Oklahoma is only the fourth state to host this course. 

Program students, who are not allowed on the internet while incarcerated, use a special software programming platform that mimics the internet, giving them a live coding experience. Inmates learn coding skills to earn a living once they discharge from prison. With a zero-percent recidivism rate, graduates in other states have gone on to produce mobile apps and other programs consumers use.

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Careers at Mabel Bassett 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 Mabel Bassett Correctional Center — you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.