Tulsa County Jail & Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 10, 2024
300 N Denver Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

Tulsa 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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You can support your loved ones at Tulsa Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 918-596-8900.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Tulsa County Jail & Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Tulsa Co Jail, located at 300 N Denver Ave in Tulsa, OK, is a secure detention center operated by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Tulsa Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Oklahoma. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Tulsa County Jail & Detention Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at aid@inmateaid.com, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

Tulsa County Jail & Detention Center - Visitation

Visiting Details

  1. Visits will be granted based upon time, space and availability.
  2. The length of visits is limited to 15 minutes.
  3. Visitors need to be present at the facility no more than 30 minutes prior to their visitation. Visitors must check-in no later than 3:00 PM.
  4. Visitors may be asked to wait during mealtime or facility lockdown.
  5. Upon receiving the Visitor Request Form, a records and warrants check will be performed on each visitor.
  6. One visit per inmate per week.
  7. A visitor may visit more than one inmate on the same day, but a visitor request form must be completed for each inmate AND the visitor must provide notification that they are requesting a special visit for additional inmates.
  8. Visitors must be at least 16 years of age and have photo identification or certified birth certificate or school-issued identification. Children younger than 16 years old may be approved for visitation by the Jail Administrator. If under the age of 18, the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Both the child and the parent or legal guardian will be required to complete a Visitor Request Form.
  9. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate a visit at any time.
  10. Visitors should contact the facility by phone or email for any additional information needed.

Visitation Rules


  1. All visits will be non-contact in nature.
  2. Visitors must remain seated at all times during the visit.
  3. Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit and may be subject to arrest.
  4. All visitors are subject to search. Any visitor refusing to submit to a search will not be permitted to visit or remain in the visitation area.
  5. No personal items may be taken past the lobby area. This includes food/drink items and tobacco products. Any visitors found with contraband that is in violation of the law are subject to arrest.
  6. Visitors must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Profanity, loud or disrespectful comments, disruptive behavior, threats of any kind, etc. will result in termination of the visit.

Dress Code - Failure to comply with visitor dress requirements will result in the denial of visitation privileges until compliance is made, as determined by the desk officer.

The following clothing and items of clothing are NOT allowed:

  • Gloves, coats, jackets, hoodies, hats, caps or other head coverings (excluding religious) will not be worn past the lobby area and can be stored in secure lockers.
  • Clothing that unduly exposes the stomach, back, shoulders, chest, midriff, or underarms.
  • Dresses, skirts, or shorts which are more than three inches above the knee when seated. Visitors are highly urged to not wear skirts, dresses, shorts or any version thereof. Wraparound skirts, dresses/skirts with split seam higher than the mid-thigh.
  • Clothing associated with street gangs, or which bears obscene or distracting messages, shapes or designs.
  • Clothing that exposes the midriff, extremely tight, off the shoulder, or which exposes any part of the breast.
  • Low-cut or cut-out designs on clothing.
  • Blouses/Tops that are: Tube-tops, tank-tops, crop-tops, halter-tops, spaghetti-top blouses, sleeveless/transparent or mesh tops/blouses.
  • Leggings/biker’s pants/bodysuits.
  • Spandex clothing, to include swimsuit.
  • Tight-fitting sweatsuits.
  • Clothing bearing profanity, offensive wording, and pictures.
  • Clothing that resembles a law enforcement uniform.
  • Medical scrubs red, orange or black & white in color.
  • Or any other clothing as deemed by any officer as inappropriate.

All visitors must wear appropriate underclothing for his/her gender.

If approved for special visits, children 12 years of age and above must comply with the dress code for adults unless they are restricted by disability or medical reasons.

Visitors Rules of Conduct/Violations/Sanctions

Each inmate will be responsible to inform his/her visitor of the “Visitors; Rule of Conduct/Violation/Sanctions.”

Visitors are responsible for securing of personal items (keys, cars locked, etc.). Absolutely no electronic communication devices or pagers are allowed.

Visits are structured so as to allow informal communication between the inmate and his/her visitor.

Individuals may be denied visitation by the visiting officer, if they disrupt the visiting process.

Contraband in any form is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: cellular phones/accessories, electronic devices, alcohol, firearms, ammunition, drugs, drug paraphernalia or narcotics, paperwork; legal or otherwise, photograph or any item which may jeopardize the safety and security of the facility. Any attempt to introduce such items by a visitor may result in termination of visiting privileges and possible filing of felony charges against the visitor. This also includes placing any item in/around the facility for an inmate to pick up later.

Visits will be conducted in a quiet, orderly manner. Inmates are responsible for the conduct of their visitors, including children. Children must remain within sight and control of the adult visitor at all times during the visit. If children become disruptive, the inmate will be warned. If disruptive behavior continues, the visit will be terminated.

Visits will be terminated for improper conduct, including disruptive behavior, inappropriate exposure of body parts, or possession of contraband. The shift supervisor will be notified, and the appropriate incident reports are written.

Visitors will park in the designated parking area(s). Visitors are responsible for signing in at the visiting room/designated area.

The use and possession of tobacco, or tobacco-like products, is prohibited.

Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. only on Sunday and Monday. Visits are limited to one 15-minute visit per week. All visits are scheduled and in the event, there are no available visitation times remaining, the visitor will be referred to the no-cost video visitation system.

Video visitation at DLMCJC will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day.

Off-site video visitation begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. every day.

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