Mack Alford Correctional Center

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Mack Alford Correctional Center (MACC)
Mack Alford Correctional Center is located in Oklahoma
Mack Alford Correctional Center
Location in Oklahoma
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°31′31″N 96°02′10″W / 34.52528°N 96.03611°W / 34.52528; -96.03611
Security classMedium & Minimum
Population789[1] (as of April 10, 2017[1])
Opened1973; 50 years ago (1973)
Managed byOklahoma Department of Corrections
WardenKameron Harvanek
Street address1151 North Highway 69
CityStringtown, Oklahoma
ZIP Code74569-0220
WebsiteOklahoma Department of Corrections - Mack Alford Correctional Center

Mack H. Alford Correctional Center (MACC, originally the Stringtown Correctional Center) is an Oklahoma Department of Corrections prison in unincorporated Atoka County, Oklahoma, near Stringtown. The medium security prison, which opened in 1973, is named after Mack H. Alford, who once served as the prison's warden.[2]

Oklahoma Corrections Industry operates a factory for furniture renovation and sign production at the facility. A 150 herd cow/calf operation is also operated by the Department of Corrections Agri-Services.[3]

On May 14, 1988 inmates rioted while preparing to be transported, taking 8 guards hostage. The rioters started fires in 3 buildings, causing extensive damage. One guard and an inmate were wounded.[4]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Glen Gore - convicted of the murder of Debbie Carter following the exoneration of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz[5]


  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. ^ "Oklahoma Department of Corrections". Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 22 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Oklahoma Department of Corrections - Mack Alford Correctional Center". Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 6 May 2017. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Guards Held Hostage in Riot at Oklahoma Prison". New York Times. 15 May 1988. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ Bob Doucette (23 May 2003). "Woman's killer gets death penalty". The Oklahoman. Archived from the original on April 2022. Retrieved 24 April 2022.