Woods County Jail COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Woods County Jail

Address:
407 Government Street
Alva, OK 73717

Phone:

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

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Woods County Jail in Alva, 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 for updates.

Video Visitation at Woods County Jail

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

We highly recommend that you call 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 Woods 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 Woods 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.

Woods 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 Woods County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

  • Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How Do Inmates in Woods County Jail Make Phone Calls?

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

Inmate phone services for inmates at the Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods County

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

  • Select Oklahoma, then select Woods County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Woods 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 Woods County at any one time.

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


 

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