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Oklahoma County Detention Center
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center, call the jail at 405-713-1910 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Oklahoma County.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Oklahoma County Detention Center

The Oklahoma County Detention Center, located in the city of Oklahoma City, in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 59000 Bookings, with a daily average of 2950 Inmates and a staff of 737.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Oklahoma County Detention Center are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Oklahoma County Detention Center are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Oklahoma County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Oklahoma County Detention Center also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Oklahoma State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Oklahoma County Detention Center uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Oklahoma County Detention Center using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Oklahoma County Detention Center may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Oklahoma County Detention Center inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How Inmates Can Use a Tablet to Access Services at Oklahoma County Detention Center

To find out how to get access to a tablet for inmate read the following:

1.  First, Register or Sign In to GettingOut/GTL

2.  Purchase the services you want for your Oklahoma County Detention Center inmate.
3. All inmates have free access to the tablets to read their letters from family & friends, but there are many other services available to keep your inmate busy while incarcerated... such as Games, Books, Music and Movies. These other services come with fees that you can pay for when you pay for phone service.

To learn more about Tablet Rentals for inmates, including the cost, all the services available and everything else you need to know, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How to Communicate with an Oklahoma County Detention Center Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Oklahoma County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Oklahoma County Detention Center must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Oklahoma County Detention Center has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

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If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Oklahoma County Detention Center,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Oklahoma County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Oklahoma County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How Do You Visit an Inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center?

To visit an inmate in Oklahoma County, whether by video or in person 'at the jail', follow these steps:

Other than 'at the jail' visits between you and your inmate, which is explained and outlined in detail on our Visit Inmate Page, Oklahoma County remote video inmate visitation can be done using the services of GettingOut

There are three ways to remotely visit your inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center:
1.  Using the GettingOut Kiosk at the jail.
2. Using your computer from home.
3. Using your phone on the GettingOut apps.

To remotely visit an inmate in Oklahoma County follow these steps:
1.  Start by confirming that Oklahoma County Detention Center's Video Visitation is working correctly by looking up Oklahoma County here.

2.  The next step is to create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account.
4. Last, select Oklahoma County Detention Center, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Other Oklahoma County Services provided by GettingOut:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Email, Photo & Video Sharing
-  Inmate Tablet Rental
-  Deposits

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Oklahoma County Detention Center Visitation Services you can call them at 866-516-0115.
Frequently Asked Questions

* All the information you need to have complete knowledge about inmate visitation; policies, rules, fees, schedules, tips, dress codes, and children, lawyers and clergy visitation in Oklahoma County, can be found on our Visit Inmate Page.

Oklahoma County Detention Center Phone: 405-713-1910


 

How Do Inmates in Oklahoma County Detention Center Make or Receive Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Oklahoma County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

1.  Start by confirming that Oklahoma County Detention Center has the phone service you need to communicate with your inmate by the facility lookup here.
2. In the meantime, you can create an account here for GettingOut.
3. Then add funds to your account. This account can be controlled by just you, or by both you and your inmate.
4. Last, select Oklahoma County Detention Center, and then the inmate you wish to communicate with.

Oklahoma County Services that are provided by GettingOut, a GTL company:
 - Phone Calls & Voicemail 
 - Video Visits (from home or jail lobby)
 - Email & Photo Sharing
 - Tablet Rental
 - Deposits


Phone & Voicemail Fees

1.  GettingOut charges $0.25 per minute for all phone calls, prepaid or collect, within Oklahoma.
2. Prepaid calls between Oklahoma and other states costs $0.21 per minute. International calls are $0.95 per minute.
3. There is a fee of $3.00 every time you add money to your account online, and it costs $5.95 if you add funds over the phone with a live agent.
4. You can also leave an inmate a short voice message for a flat fee of $1.25.

Note: Rates are subject to change.

Types of Phone Calls
Collect Calls
Collect calls allow you to accept and pay for calls to your land line (only) phone account. This means that if you accept your call from your inmate, all the charges for that call will then be billed to your land line phone account and will show up and be listed on your next local phone bill. Additional fees, costs, restrictions may apply.

Prepaid calls (Direct Calls)
With Prepaid Calls you can set up your account so that the inmate can only call you and/or you can just deposit money in their account and they can purchase prepaid phone cards through their commissary and call whoever they choose, provided the Oklahoma County Detention Center approves of the phone number.

Quick Connect
Quick connect is an alternative to collect calls. It allows you to quickly pay for a phone call with your credit card.  When your inmate calls you, follow the instructions from the automated voice system to pay for that one phone call, directly billed to your card.

Customer Service
If you have any questions about the Oklahoma County Detention Center GettingOut phone services, you can call them at 866-516-0115.

* All the information you need to understand making and receiving phone calls with inmates in Oklahoma County, can be found on our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Oklahoma County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Oklahoma, then select Oklahoma County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Oklahoma County.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Oklahoma County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Select Oklahoma, then select Oklahoma County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Oklahoma County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Oklahoma County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Oklahoma County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Oklahoma County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Oklahoma, then select Oklahoma County Detention Center, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Oklahoma County Detention Center.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Oklahoma County Detention Center General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Oklahoma County Detention Center?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 405-713-1910.

Oklahoma County Detention Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Oklahoma Oklahoma 2,950


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma?
There are 2950 inmates in the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Oklahoma County Detention Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma every year?
In 2021, a total of 59000 offenders were booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How many people work at the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma County Detention Center maintains a staff of approximately 737. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Oklahoma law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Oklahoma County Detention Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 405-713-1910 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Oklahoma prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Oklahoma County Detention Center in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma County Detention Center address and phone number is: 201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Their phone number is 405-713-1910. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Oklahoma County Detention Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Oklahoma County Detention Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Oklahoma County Detention Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Oklahoma County Detention Center?
Call 405-713-1910 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Oklahoma County Detention Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

This facility, known as "Oklahoma County Detention Center" is also known as John Whetsel Detention Center, ** For visits call 405-713-2015 between 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Visits may be scheduled no more than 48 hours in advance for the current week **, Oklahoma County Detention Center, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.