Charles E. Johnson Correctional Center

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Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC)
Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva, Okla.jpg
Charles E. Johnson Correctional Center is located in Oklahoma
Charles E. Johnson Correctional Center
Location in Oklahoma
Coordinates36°48′18″N 98°37′57″W / 36.8050°N 98.6326°W / 36.8050; -98.6326Coordinates: 36°48′18″N 98°37′57″W / 36.8050°N 98.6326°W / 36.8050; -98.6326
StatusOperational
Security classMinimum
Capacity650
Population750 (as of March 7, 2016[1])
Opened1995
Managed byOklahoma Department of Corrections
WardenBecky Guffy (March 2017)[2]
Street address1856 E. Flynn Street
CityAlva, Oklahoma
ZIP Code73717
CountryUSA
WebsiteOklahoma Department of Corrections - Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center

Charles E. Johnson Correctional Center (also known as the Bill Johnson Correctional Center, or BJCC) is an Oklahoma Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Alva, Woods County, Oklahoma.[3]

BJCC is the newest of the Oklahoma DOC's 17 institutions, opened in 1995, and expanded in 2011–2012.[4] The center is a dedicated substance abuse/cognitive behavior program facility for felony drug offenders 18–23 years old and first time nonviolent offenders. Judges can place inmates into the program, which rewards the inmate with a deferred sentence upon completion. After inmates complete the delayed sentencing program a judge can commute the remainder of their recommended sentences to parole.[citation needed]

The BJCC facility has the distinction of leading Oklahoma State prison facilities with an average of 300 GED completions by inmates per year.[citation needed]

Approximately 100 inmates housed at the facility are general population inmates that do not participate in the abuse/cognitive behavior program and are occupying space previously constructed for the prison's career tech program.[1]

In a 2016 interview, Warden Janice Melton, reported "about 85 percent of the inmates who complete the program are able to stay out of prison after they are released."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brewer, Graham (March 7, 2016). "Oklahoma correctional center offers nonviolent offenders a chance to focus". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma. Archived from the original on March 11, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Guffy named BJCC warden by DOC board". Alva Review-Courier. Martin Broadcasting. 29 March 2017. Archived from the original on 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center". Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Archived from the original on 2017-03-23. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Charles E. "Bill" Johnson Correctional Center" (pdf). Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 20, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Brewer, Graham (7 March 2016). "Oklahoma correctional center offers nonviolent offenders a chance to focus". The Oklahoman. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2018.