Oklahoma Self Defense Act
Your Rights and Duties as a Tenant
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The Detention Division of the Sheriff's Office is currently under the command of the Detention Director, along with three Sergeants and seven full and part-time detention deputies, they run the county's 56-bed detention facility.
The main objective of the McClain County Detention Center shall be to provide secure detention for those who have violated the law and present a threat to the community and subject to the determination of the courts.
The philosophy and goals of the McClain County Detention Center are based on the "Balanced Approach," wherein community protection, accountability and competency development are considered for each person.
It is the policy of the McClain County Sheriff's Office to enable and encourage inmates to maintain contact with family and friends through regular visits. Restrictions on visits are for the limited purpose of using the detention staff judiciously and maintaining the security and order of the detention center. Visitation areas shall be secure and free from obstructions and obstacles to normal conversations and viewing. Detention officials will not be permitted to listen to conversation, but may observe the visitation.
Each inmate shall be permitted a fifteen (15) minute visit per visitation day, unless circumstances dictate temporary suspension of Inmate Visitation. Inmates are allowed up to two (2) people on their visitation day. Any child under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Visitors must be approved and must be on the visitation schedule
Visitors must show photo identification
Visters must leave ALL personal items (purses, cell phones, cameras, food, etc...)in their vehicle. They will only be allowed car keys.
Visitor under the age of eighteen (18) years of age do not have to be on the list, but must be accompanied by an approved adult from the inmate's visitation list.
Visitor presents a clear and present danger to security.
Visitor is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Visitor refuses to show proper identification.
Visitor must be wearing appropriate attire.
Visitor has been incarcerated in this facility in the past 6 months.
Inmate refuses the visit / or inmate is on disciplinary action.
Inmate shall not be permitted to keep money on his/her person while incarcerated. All inmate funds will be controlled by detention personnel in a fair, ethical, and honest manner. Inmate fund deposits and disbursements must be in accordance with procedures adopted by the Oklahoma State Auditor's Office.
No cash will be accepted after an inmate is booked into the Detention Center. Money on an inmate at the time of Booking will be placed on the inmate account. Inmates with less then $5.00 will have that money placed in their property and it will be returned to them upon release.
The McClain County Detention Center ONLY accepts U.S. money orders.
Deposits will be accepted at the Sheriff's Office, located on the first floor of the courthouse. Persons dropping off money for an inmate must provide a valid picture I.D.
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Money orders can be mailed to:
Be sure that the envelope reads as follows:
McClain County Sheriff's Office
Inmate _______________ (Full Name)
121 North Second St., Suite 121
Purcell, Oklahoma 73080
Deposits received after 2:00 PM WILL NOT be available for Commissary Services and WILL NOT be credited to the inmate's account until the following business day.
Deposits received after 2:00 PM on Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday will not be available for Commissary Services until TUESDAY.
At the time the inmate is being released from the McClain County Detention Center, if there are funds due to that inmate, a check will be given Monday - Friday between normal business hours. Any inmate released can obtain their check the following business day. Any money left of the inmates commissary account will remain on their account until retrieved. Must show photo identification.
Should the inmate have any questions or concerns in regards to their account, please contact Inmate Account at 405-527-2141, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
It shall be the policy of the McClain County Sheriff's Office to impose no restrictions formal or informal on the ability of an inmate to communicate with persons outside the detention center, except where such restrictions are clearly necessary to the maintenance of the order and the security of the detention center. This censorship may be no greater than necessary to further a substantial and important governmental interest unrelated to the suppression of expression (e.g. escape plans, threat to facility security and safety for both the inmates, citizens and staff).
Any inmate may correspond with anyone outside the detention center provided each letter bears the proper postage
Indigent inmates (an inmate without funds) shall be supplied with the necessary writing materials (envelopes and postage) for a minimum of one (1) letters per week.
Collection - inmates will not seal their letters and place them in the designated areas located in each housing unit. The mail shall be collected from each housing unit at least (1) time per day. The mail will be picked up by the Post Office each morning.
Legal mail from attorneys, courts, etc. shall be opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband by the staff member.
Staff members shall only check for contraband and not read the letters. Staff members shall not delete, black-out any portions, or withhold any incoming prisoner letters, except where such restrictions are clearly necessary to the maintenance of the order and security of the jails.
Material determined to be obscene shall not be forwarded to the inmates.
Decisions to withhold, read or censor any incoming prisoner mail must be made by a supervisor.
All contraband will be disposed of properly or secured as evidence depending on the nature. The McClain County Sheriff's Office may then turn all evidence over to the Criminal Investigations Unit for possible subsequent prosecution.
Each inmate shall have equal and adequate access to a telephone to maintain community ties and contacts with their attorneys. All housing units within a McClain County Detention center have been equipped with commercial telephones.
Hours of Use
Inmate telephones are accessible 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
Conditions of Calls
All outgoing calls, local or long distance, will be collect calls only or the inmate may buy a Pre-Paid Phone Card from Commissary.
There will be a fifteen (15) minute limit on all phone calls if other inmates are waiting to use the telephone.
Inmates shall not abuse the use of Pre-Paid Phone Cards (to make prank calls, harass a civilian or an Attorney, Probation Officer or the Court, etc.). Inmates found to be abusing the Phone Cards may face potential Criminal Charges, filed by the Agency, Department or civilian, as well as possible facility disciplinary actions, etc.
There shall be no incoming calls for inmates permitted in the facility. Emergency/Special Circumstances
Telephone usage may be suspended during an Emergency or Special Circumstances, as dictated by the on-duty Supervisor.
All inmates at a McClain County Detention Center are entitled to health care comparable to that available to the citizens of the surrounding community. Medical care at the detention center shall be delivered under the direction of a licensed Physician and through the use of trained health care personnel.
All inmates will be served a minimum of three (3) meals a day. At no time will the span between meals exceed twelve (12) hours. Meal times are as follows:
Modified diets will be prepared for inmates when requested by Medical Staff or Physicians orders and all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate dietary need of a religion. Verification of inmate religious diet requests may be confirmed by contacting local community religious leaders.
Commissary shall be provided to all inmates through a contracted program by the McClain County Sheriff's Office.
Inmate Commissary shall be held once per week. Commissary may not be held only during the weeks of which a Holiday occurs. Inmates will be notified prior to a Holiday.
Indigent inmates shall be provided the necessary personal hygiene items and writing material.
The management of the Commissary funds shall be strictly controlled in accordance with procedures adopted by the Auditor of State.
As a General Rule, inmates are not permitted to have articles, other than those issued by the facility, in their possession. Inmates are not permitted to transfer their clothing or other property to other inmates. Property found in violation will be confiscated and disposed of properly.
At the time of admission, all property turned over to the Booking Deputy will be inventoried on the Computer System and a Property Bag (if applicable). The inmate's signature is required on the Property print out. Upon the inmate's release, his/her property will be returned to them and their signature is once again required. The inmate's signature fully acknowledges the fact that they have received all the items listed on the Property Received Report.
Any complaints must be submitted in writing to the Detention Director immediately upon release or discharge.
The McClain County Sheriff's Office requires inmates to maintain a clean and healthy living area and the necessary cleaning materials shall be provided to the inmate's daily. All inmates are afforded the opportunity to a hot shower three times a week. An adequate supply of soap will be provided also.
Upon completing the Booking process, the inmate will be provided with necessary hygiene items such as soap toothpaste, toothbrush, towels, etc.
Inmates may purchase additional hygiene items if he/she is not indigent (without funds).
Hair clippers will be provided to inmates and are made available during indoor recreation upon request. Inmates who request hairclippers are required to clean the clippers and any hair clippings resulting from the haircut.
Staff members present at recreation, when haircuts are offered, are required to supervise this process and are to ensure that all issued items are returned and the area cleaned properly.
Feminine hygiene products will be dispensed upon request.
It is the policy of the McClain County Sheriff's Office to maintain the entire facility in a clean and orderly fashion. Staff members will supervise all cleaning activities conducted in each housing unit.
Cleaning of Inmate Housing Unit / Bunk / Restroom / Shower Areas:
Inmates are required to conduct daily cleaning of their housing unit and living areas. This cleaning process includes, but is not limited to; mopping, sweeping, disinfecting, dusting, washing, polishing and scrubbing the entire area. The inmate will be provided with appropriate cleaning utensils to conduct the following cleaning activities in their assigned housing unit, bathing and bunk areas.
Garbage and trash receptacles will be emptied and cleaned daily.
Toilets, sinks, drinking fountains and shower areas will be scrubbed, cleaned and disinfected daily.
Mirrors, walls, doors and windows will be cleaned daily.
All facility property - i.e. Televisions, tables, chairs, bunks, phones, etc. - will be washed and cleaned daily.
Floors will be dusted, vacuumed and mopped daily.
All books, papers and other items will be picked up and put away daily.
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