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OK DOC - Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: May 11, 2021
1856 E Flynn St, Alva, OK 73717-3005

Johnson Correctional Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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OK DOC - Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 580-327-8000

The inmates housed at Johnson Correctional Center located at 1856 E Flynn St in Alva, OK are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) is a minimum security state facility that is a dedicated substance abuse/cognitive behavior program facility operated by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections located in Alva OK. Johnson Correctional houses about 584 adult male felony drug offenders. BJCC is named for Charles E. “Bill” Johnson. A state leader in setting up a facility for drug offenders, Johnson helped create a 300-bed Drug Offender Work Camp called the Regimented Treatment Program (RTP) at the facility, opened in 1985.

BJCC hosts two Specialized Units - the Delayed Sentencing Program for eligible offenders age 18-22 and the Regimented Treatment Program for eligible drug offenders. In November 2012, an additional 100-bed minimum security housing unit was added outside the main treatment program compound.

All trainees at BJCC who have not completed their secondary education are required to attend education classes. Trainees can obtain certification in Literacy, ABE as well as earn their General Equivalency Diploma.

The mission of the BJCC is in a safe and secure minimum security correctional environment, provide a comprehensive regimented substance abuse treatment program, meaningful work opportunities through institutional jobs and the Prisoner Public Work Program, educational opportunities, quality, efficient, and cost-effective health care services and, through re-entry and aftercare, return the offender to society with the tools necessary to be a productive citizen, in an effort to reduce recidivism.

OK DOC - Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) - Facility Brochure


Education - Most inmates lack education, a key component in avoiding re-incarceration. BJCC offers literacy courses as well as Pre-High School Equivalency and High School Equivalency diplomas.

Substance Abuse Treatment - Most BJCC inmates need substance abuse treatment. Facility programming teaches ways to avoid relapse, while also helping them develop cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills.

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

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OK DOC - Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) is a facility in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

Visitation is suspended until further notice.

Visitation schedules will vary across the state due to multiple factors, including the number of inmates at each facility, staffing levels, space available, and safety concerns. We will continue to evaluate ways to accommodate the various needs of our inmates and their families as the situation allows. Thank you for your continued patience.

Visitation will be highly structured to accommodate social distancing. Visiting sessions will extend two hours and offered multiple days a week.

Inmates are allowed scheduled visits of no more than four immediate family members. Children are included in this count. Immediate family is defined as a spouse, natural or surrogate parents, grandparents, father-in-law, mother-in-law, children (to include stepchildren and adopted children), grandchildren, siblings, aunts or uncles.

Visitors will be required to provide the visitation coordinator the following information: name, phone number, inmate’s name and DOC number, housing unit, relationship to the inmate, and the number of visitors in the party (including children).

Visitors must follow all ODOC rules found in policy OP-030118. Also, all visitors must abide by the following rules and any other rules posted inside the visitation room:

  • Only inmates on levels 2-4 will be allowed visitation, one per week unless otherwise noted
  • Wear a facemask provided by the facility while on facility grounds (Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask)
  • Complete a health-screening questionnaire and have temperature measured prior to entering visitation room
  • Maintain, at all times, at least 6 feet social distancing
  • Chairs in the visitation room will be set up 6 feet apart between the inmate and each visitor and cannot be moved
  • No physical contact between visitors and inmates is allowed
  • Only items allowed will be identification, car key, and baby care items
  • No money will be allowed inside, and vending machines will not be in use

Facility personnel will immediately end any session when a visitor is not adhering to these or other posted rules. The safety of our inmates and staff is our first priority.

The facility will ensure visiting rooms and visitor bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected before each session. Facilities will provide hand sanitizer stations at visitation checkpoints and inside visitor bathrooms.

As normal, facility staff will pat search all inmates and visitors prior to visitation.

Visitation Information

Bill Johnson Correctional Center - Visitation

Visitation Hours

Visiting during the first 30 days upon arrival at BJCC (without a background check) is limited to two immediate family members over the age of 18. The offender will contact you with the time and other information for the non-contact visit. Important: Everyone is required to submit a “Visitor Request Form” which will be supplied to you by the offender (please make as many copies as you need).

Visitation hours vary by each facility, but an inmate's security level dictates how many hours he or she may visit with approved visitors.

Important Note:

All inmate visitors must submit a “Visitor Request Form." You can download a copy here, or request one from the facility.

Background checks will be completed on everyone 18 or older. The inmate will notify you when the process is complete. The approval process takes approximately 8 weeks once the Visitor Request Form has been returned to BJCC.

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