Dick Conner Correctional Center

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Dick Conner Correctional Center (DCCC)
Dick Conner Correctional Center is located in Oklahoma
Dick Conner Correctional Center
Location in Oklahoma
Coordinates36°28′07″N 96°23′40″W / 36.4685°N 96.3945°W / 36.4685; -96.3945Coordinates: 36°28′07″N 96°23′40″W / 36.4685°N 96.3945°W / 36.4685; -96.3945
StatusOperational
Security classMinimum and Medium
Capacity1,167[1]
Population1,157 (as of April 10, 2017[1])
Opened1979; 44 years ago (1979)
Managed byOklahoma Department of Corrections
WardenJanet Dowling
Street address129 Conner Road
CityHominy, Oklahoma
ZIP Code74035-0220
CountryUSA
WebsiteOklahoma Department of Corrections-Dick Conner Correctional Center

Dick Conner Correctional Center is an Oklahoma Department of Corrections state prison for men located north of the town of Hominy, Osage County, Oklahoma. The medium-security facility opened in 1979 with an original design capacity of 400, and is named for former Oklahoma State Penitentiary warden and Osage County sheriff R.B. "Dick" Conner.[2]

Conner was the site of a significant prison riot on August 29, 1983. A delay in an inmate count developed into a shift in the evening food service schedule, which in turn developed into food shortages. As inmates became more angry and belligerent they defied an attempt to lock down the facility, then 400 to 500 prisoners started breaking windows, throwing rocks, and setting fires. By the time order was restored one inmate was dead from a bullet wound, two correctional officers had been injured, and $3 million in damage had been done.[3]

Notable prisoners[edit]

  • John Marion Grant – convicted of stabbing a kitchen supervisor while incarcerated at the facility; executed in 2021.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Corrections (10 April 2017). "Incarcerated Inmates and Community Supervision Offenders Daily Count Sheet" (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Corrections: 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Dick Conner Correctional Center Page Archived 2013-04-03 at the Wayback Machine, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Website (accessed March 31, 2013)
  3. ^ On the Other Side of the Bars: Lessons Learned As a Prison Warden/Administrator, by Dan M. Reynolds (pp. 43-45). Tate Publishing (September 4, 2012); ISBN 978-1-61777-975-6

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