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Oklahoma County Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: February 10, 2022
201 N Shartel Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Oklahoma Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Oklahoma County Detention Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 405-297-1910

The Oklahoma County Detention Center is a medium-security detention center located at 201 N Shartel Ave Oklahoma City, OK which is operated locally by the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Oklahoma County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Oklahoma City Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Oklahoma County Detention Center is the largest bureau in the agency which provides custody, welfare, services and programs for up to 2,700 inmates every day. The 268,000-sq-ft facility with a rated capacity for 2,890 inmates is the largest detention facility in the state. The detention center merged with the Oklahoma City Jail back in 1991 for more efficient operation.

Classification - Inmate Housing Assignment Method - Classification officers perform an assessment of and create a classification file for each inmate. This assessment takes into account inmate behavior and any special needs that the inmate might have. Based on these and other factors, a determination is made regarding the inmate's housing assignment in one of the twenty-eight housing units; security level, and if eligible, job or program assignments. Classification of inmates was fully implemented in 2000 and has resulted in the more effective use of staffing, lowered inmate incidents and provides more effective use of cell space.

Unit Management Search & Contraband Control Unit - A unit is a self-contained inmate living area that includes cells, room, exercise and program areas and office space for unit staff. Each unit has four pods. A unit manager is responsible for each unit on a 24-hour basis. Under their supervision, detention officers provide for inmate security, services and programs. Each of the housing units is staffed by a unit team made up of the employees who are permanently assigned to work in each unit. The unit staff consists of the unit manager, unit supervisor, and detention officers, who maintain security supervision, provide services and maintain sanitation, and a clerical employee.

Oklahoma County Detention Center - Warrant Search

Inmate Locator

Oklahoma County Detention Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Oklahoma. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Oklahoma County Detention Center and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 405-297-1910.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Oklahoma County Detention Center - Visitation

Visiting with an Inmate

Verify Your Identity - Before you can visit with inmates at this facility, you must first verify your identity. Telmate verification helps ensure the safety of you and your inmate contact by aiding in the elimination of fraud and extortion. Choose one of these 2 methods to verify your account:

  • Make a deposit: You will be verified when you make your first deposit to an inmate or telephone number
  • Create a visit account: When you create your video visit account, you'll be asked some questions to verify your identity
  • Please call 866-516-0115 with any questions.

Video Visit in Facility - Visitors may visit using the visitation stations in the lobby. Inmates are allowed 1 (one) free local visit per week, with a possible prompt to extend the visit for an additional 15 minutes on the kiosk during the visitation that costs $3.75* plus a fee. Visitation hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 4 and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The time and date of the visitation are determined by where the inmate is located in the facility.

Video Visit From Your Computer - Remote (offsite) video visiting is available to friends, family, and others using a Web browser. Video visits may be conducted from a computer with high-speed Internet, a webcam, microphone, and speakers. Remote visits count as the inmates 1 (one) visit for the week and they are scheduled as a first-come-first-serve basis. Remote visits are $7.50 for a 15 minute* and are scheduled the same as local visits.

Free Visits - Inmates are allowed 1 (one) free local visit every week. Free visits that are not used will not carry over to the next week.

Department of Corrections - DOC Inmates get 1 (one) free local hour long video visitation a week. Remote visits are only 15 minutes and are $7.50.

Scheduling Visits - Visitors must call 405-713-2015 to schedule a visit with an inmate. Calls will be accepted 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The visitor has to be Telmate-verified before you can call to schedule a visit. To be verified visitors must either come into the facility and register at the kiosk or go to www.gettingout.com and create a login and then contact Telmate at 866-516-0115 to be able to upload your ID and pictures to your account. Available visiting times may vary throughout the facility, depending on the location of the inmate. Inmates are responsible for communicating their allowed visit times to prospective visitors. Inmates will not be permitted to visit during their lockdown time. Visits will be scheduled no less the 48 hours in advance for the current week.

Department of Corrections Visits - DOC inmates can visit 7 days a week and start at 10 a.m. in the morning. DOC inmates get an hour long free local visitation every week. Visitors have to call (405) -713-2015 to schedule a visit, after first be Telmate Verified.

Canceling a Visit - You have to physically come to the detention center and present identification to cancel a visit. If it is an emergency please call 405-713-2015 to cancel. You must then come to the detention center in a reasonable amount of time and present proof of your emergency. You must cancel more than 24 hours in advance of your visit for the visit to be refunded.

Arrive Early - For all free visits, and all on-site visits, visitors must be present in the jail reception area 10 to 15 minutes before their visit. Inmates visit using the visitation station in their housing unit.

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