Oklahoma Department of Corrections

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC or ODOC) is an agency of the state of Oklahoma. DOC is responsible for the administration of the state prison system. It has its headquarters in Oklahoma City,[2] across the street from the headquarters of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The Board of Corrections are appointees: five members are appointed by the Governor; two members are appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and two members are appointed by the Speaker of the house of Representatives. The board is responsible for setting the policies of the Department, approving the annual budget request, and working with the Director of Corrections on material matters of the agency. T. Hastings Siegfried is the current chairman of the board. The director, who serves at the pleasure of the governor, is the chief executive of the department. The current director of Corrections is Scott Crow, who was appointed after Director Joe Allbaugh resigned his post on June 13, 2019.[3] Crow was confirmed by the Oklahoma State Senate as director in May 2020. [4]

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Agency overview
FormedMay 8, 1967
Preceding agency
Headquarters3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Employees4,341 classified
367 unclassified
Annual budget$ 500 million
Ministers responsible
Agency executives
  • Steven Harpe, Director
  • Justin Farris, Chief of Staff
  • Mike Carpenter, Chief of Operations
Parent agencyOklahoma State Board of Corrections
WebsiteOklahoma Department of Corrections

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