Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center

Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center is a minimum-security facility for adult male offenders. The facility is located in Vinita, Oklahoma, on the grounds formerly known as Eastern State Hospital.

A trusty unit was established to provide institutional support to the hospital in 1980. The relationship between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at Eastern State Hospital began in 1985 with the establishment of the Treatment Alternatives for Drinking Drivers (TADD) program.

In 1987, the Department of Corrections’ Agri-Services Unit began leasing the farmland at Eastern State Hospital. After several years of this expanding relationship, the legislature passed laws in 1994 transferring three large buildings at Eastern State Hospital to the Department of Corrections for use as prison bed space.

In December of 1994, the first offenders were transferred to the newly established facility.

Subsequently, a new 264-bed housing unit, a dining/kitchen facility, Central Control, and the warehouse/maintenance building were constructed. A portion of the inmate population still provides institutional maintenance and support functions for both the Oklahoma Forensic Center and NOCC.

Today, NOCC houses more than 500 inmates.

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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. General population inmates may visit up to eight hours each week depending on their level, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Level I
One hour non-contact per week with individuals on inmate's approved visiting list.

Level II
Up to four hours per week

Level III
Up to six hours per week

Level IV
Up to eight hours per week

State-recognized holidays that fall on Monday through Friday are “free” visiting days. An inmate's level will dictate the number of hours an inmate may visit on the free visiting day.

Holidays are free visitation days. Visits on those days do not count against an inmate's total number of hours allowed. If a holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, those hours will count toward inmates' total visiting privilege level hours.

Segregation Housing Inmates

NOCC segregation housing unit inmates are allowed a one-hour non-contact visit per week with only their mother, father, spouse, legal representative and clergy.

These visiting privileges unless the warden/designee has determined there are substantial reasons for withholding privileges.

Visiting Application

All potential visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form” and get approved before they are allowed to visit.  You can find a copy of the form here. The approval process takes about two months once you have returned the Visitor Request Form to the Center.

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 and Searches

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 above the age of 11 years must comply with the dress code for adults unless they are restricted by handicap or medical reasons.

Physical Address

Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center
442586 E. 250 Road
Vinita, OK 74301

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General Phone Number

(918) 256-3392
(918) 256-4422

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center
442586 E. 250 Road
Vinita, OK 74301

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 Northeast Oklahoma 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 Northeast Oklahoma 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.

Inmates are allowed to spend up to $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

NOCC’s Agri-Service Division

This tremendous asset hosts the only inmate-operated sawmill in the state of Oklahoma. Inmates use the sawmill to refurbish all stock, flatbed, and OCI semi-trailers for every facility statewide. In addition to the trailers, inmates also build mineral feeders for Agri-Services departments across the state, and produce more than 175 ricks of wood annually to be sold, generating revenue for the agency. 


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

Substance Abuse Treatment

For those inmates who need substance abuse treatment, NOCC teaches them ways to avoid drug and alcohol use, while also helping them develop cognitive, social, emotional, and coping skills needed to avoid using.

Criminal Thinking

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

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Careers at Northeast Oklahoma 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 Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center, you can find out more information about available jobs by clicking here.