Oklahoma County Detention Center Emailing An Inmate

Oklahoma County Detention Center

Address:
201 North Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone:

405-713-1910

Oklahoma County Detention Center - Emailing an Inmate

Oklahoma County Detention Center allows Secure Messaging using a third-party service call Access Corrections.

They are the same company that facilitate Secure Deposits and Securepaks, so if you are already registered with them, then you are already approved to send Secure Messages to your inmate.

Register/Log in here.

After Registering/Logging In:

1.     You choose Oklahoma County Detention Center.
2.    You Search for your inmate by typing in his last name. You can further narrow your search by adding his first name and/or Inmate ID.
3.    You add a credit or debit card.
4.    You buy a message plan (plans and prices vary), or buy credits. One credit costs $0.01.
5.    You select the option for your inmate to be able use the credits which you purchase, to message back to you... Or not.
6.    Oklahoma County Detention Center charges a fee for each message sent or received.

Important Things to Know

 - Access Corrections has an iphone app and an android app for using their services.
 - ALL of your correspondence will be monitored by the jail. 
 - Do NOT write anything you wouldn’t want repeated in court.
 - Rates vary and are always subject to change.
 - Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option.
 - You CAN send photos up to 32MB in file size. Subject to change.
 - You CAN have unlimited credits on your account but are limited in the amount of each credit purchase.
 - You may NOT type or send emoticons.
 - You may NOT copy and paste text. Type directly.
 - You may NOT type profanities, violence or characters not approved. 
 - Due to messages having to be reviewed first, allow up to five days for a message to be delivered.
 - You may NOT transfer credits to another email.

Phone: 866-345-1884

Email:  [email protected]
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Oklahoma County Detention Center Announces Major Inmate Email and Text Policy - January 4, 2023

Due to the ability of third party companies providing a secure environment for Oklahoma County Detention Center inmates and their contacts outside the facility to communicate digitally, this facility will now (or soon) be providing the ability for digital messaging.

Secure digital messaging allows for a delay between the emails of the inmate and their friends and family, so that the jail can scan the communication for illegal or other communications against their policies.

Note that all messages, both sent and received, will be saved and will be referred to in the inmate's existing or future criminal charges. 

Complete instructions on how to sign up for this service for the Oklahoma County Detention Center, and how it works can be found below. Call 405-713-1910 if you have any questions.

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 follow these instructions:

  • 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.
  • All mail must include the facility's address, as well as the inmate's name and assigned number.
  • 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.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you email or text an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center?
Yes, Oklahoma County Detention Center contracts with a third-party service called Access Corrections Secure Mail. You can exchange digital messages with an inmate for a fee. The way it works is that after registering, you purchase a certain amount of 'credits' which cost $0.01 each. You can spend those credits on words or photos. Likewise, if you allow it, your inmate can also use those credits to message you back. They cannot send photos though. Important things to know: Don't send anything violent or pornographic. Don't send anything related to a crime or his case. All your correspondence will be monitored by the jail staff. You can have unlimited credits, but are limited to how much you can purchase at one time. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 405-713-1910. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Can an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center email or text me?
Yes, an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center can email or text you using the jail's third-party service called Access Corrections Secure Mail. Inmates can write you back ONLY if you select that option, so make sure you check the box for allowing your inmate to be able to message you when you open your account. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 405-713-1910. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How do I email or text an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center?
To send an email or a text to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center, you first need to register with the third-party service they contract with, Access Corrections. You can link to it directly and get full instructions on the JailExchange website linked above. After registering, you select Oklahoma County Detention Center, then select your inmate, then add your payment method, and then you can write your message and/or upload the photo(s) you are choosing to send them. Access Corrections will walk you through each step. They also have apps for both iphone and Android. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 405-713-1910. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How long does it take for my email or text to get to to an inmate?
Access Corrections Secure messaging, the third party service used to send texts/emails to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center processes the text and/or photo to your inmate immediately. First it has to be reviewed by their filtering (censoring) system. If it passes that it gets sent to the facility so that their staff can review it, just like they review regular snail mail. The entire process can take as short as one day, but as long as five days. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or call the jail at 405-713-1910. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Can I send a photo by email or text to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center
Yes. Using a third party service the Oklahoma County Detention Center allows, Access Corrections Secure Mail, you can send a photo of up to 32MB in file size. While Secure messaging is not an email or texting service per se, it functions like email, except that your photos must first be reviewed and cleared by the jail before they are forwarded on to your inmate. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

How much does it cost to send an email, text or photo to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center?
The cost to send an inmate a text, an email or a photo using Access Corrections Secure Mail is $0.01 per credit. The fee is designed this way so that they can change the definition of what a 'credit' is. This means that if the jail decides that they want to allow a credit to mean "one word', or to mean "one letter or number" they have that option. You can also choose a 'plan' with special pricing. In the long run, you will end up saving money by purchasing a 'plan'. After registering with Access Corrections, and selecting Oklahoma County Detention Center, then your inmate, and then preparing a message, you can review the cost to you prior to sending it. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or you can learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Can I send an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center emoticons in my emails or texts?
No. Access Corrections Secure Mail does NOT allow, nor recognize emoticons in your digital messages to an inmate in Oklahoma County Detention Center. If you use an emoticon it will be rejected and the inmate will not see it. You may only use words. For any questions about Secure Mail, call Access Corrections at 866-345-1884, or you can learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Oklahoma County Detention Center.