James Crabtree Correctional Center

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James Crabtree Correctional Center (JCCC)
James Crabtree Correctional Center is located in Oklahoma
James Crabtree Correctional Center
Location in Oklahoma
Coordinates36°32′46″N 98°16′36″W / 36.5461°N 98.2767°W / 36.5461; -98.2767Coordinates: 36°32′46″N 98°16′36″W / 36.5461°N 98.2767°W / 36.5461; -98.2767
Security classMinimum and Medium
Population1157 (as of April 10, 2017[1])
OpenedMay 1982; 40 years ago (1982-05)
Managed byOklahoma Department of Corrections
WardenCarrie Bridges
Street address216 N. Murray Street
CityHelena, Oklahoma
ZIP Code73741-1017

James Crabtree Correctional Center is an Oklahoma Department of Corrections state prison for men located in Helena, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, with a capacity of 800 medium-security inmates and 200 minimum-security inmates.[2] The grounds were first established in 1904 before Oklahoma statehood, serving as the Cornell Agriculture College, an orphanage, and the Helena State School for Boys. The property was reassigned to the Department of Corrections on May 24, 1982.[3]

The facility is home to a unique horse-training program under a partnership with the United States Bureau of Land Management.[4] Inmates working the Agri-Services Food Processing Center at JCCC raise significant quantities of onions, squash, radishes and okra. In 2012 the Center also produced 226,000 pounds of corndogs, supplying the entire state prison system.[3]


  1. ^ 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. ^ "Oklahoma Department of Corrections - James Crabtree Correctional Center". ok.gov. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  3. ^ a b http://www.ok.gov/doc/documents/jccc.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "James Crabtree Correctional Center". blm.gov. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-19.