Pontotoc County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Pontotoc County Jail

Address:
1814 N Broadway Ave
Ada, OK 74820

Phone:

580-332-5755

New Visitation Policies in Pontotoc County Jail Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Pontotoc County Jail in Ada, Oklahoma, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 580-332-5755 for updates.

Video Visitation at Pontotoc County Jail

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Pontotoc County Jail, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 580-332-5755 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Pontotoc County, the state of Oklahoma and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Pontotoc County Jail Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Pontotoc County Jail is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How Do Inmates in Pontotoc County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Pontotoc County Jail uses the services of a company named Inmate Sales.
  • Register with them online or call them at 877-998-5678
  • Agents are available M-F from 8:00 AM - 12:00 midnight EST, Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Pontotoc County inmates and their families and friends include: Collect Calling, PIN Debit, Purchasing Calling Cards, Deposits, Messaging & Video Visitation.

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For all the information regarding phone calls with Pontotoc County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Oklahoma, then choose Pontotoc County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Pontotoc County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Pontotoc County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Pontotoc County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Pontotoc County.


 

How to Schedule and Have a Visit with an Inmate at Pontotoc County Jail

To schedule a visit and have an at-the-jail or remote video visit with an inmate in Pontotoc County, follow these instructions:

  • Visitation for Pontotoc County Jail inmates utilizes the Prodigy Inmate Visitation website for its visitation software.
  • You need to first be approved for a visit with a Pontotoc County inmate by submitting your identification.
  • If you should have a question or need assistance, call Prodigy Customer Support at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.
  • Once approved, log in to either the online or Pontotoc County Jail terminal to schedule a visit.
  • Use the username and password you set when creating your account.

For all the information you need regarding Pontotoc County inmate visitation, whether at the facility or remotely from your home, check out our Visit Inmate Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Pontotoc County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Pontotoc County Jail are provided by Prodigy Solutions.

Send an Inmate a Deposit Online for them to purchase phone cards, or add money to their account so they can call whoever they want, or be able to call only you..

  • Funds may be added in person directly at the Pontotoc County jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Persons adding funds to an inmate’s account may use cash or credit cards using the kiosk in the office lobby, or by bringing a money order made out to the inmate’s name.
  • For more information, you can call the Pontotoc County Jail from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or call Prodigy Directly at 866-700-4545 ext. 7.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Pontotoc County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Pontotoc County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Pontotoc County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Pontotoc County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Oklahoma, then choose Pontotoc County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Pontotoc County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Pontotoc County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Pontotoc County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Pontotoc County.


 

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