Emma Watts, Warden
P.O. Box 1999
900 N. West Street
McAlester, OK 74502-1999
(918) 421-3339 Fax: 426-0004
Opened in 1985
Jackie Brannon started in corrections in 1961 as a correctional officer for the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. His career expanded from officer to Deputy Associate Warden of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Trusty Unit. Jackie Brannon died in April 1984.
In 1985 Jackie Brannon Correctional Facility became a minimum-security facility. JBCC is located on 1,300 acres in the northwest section of McAlester, Oklahoma. The facility has three housing units that house 737 inmates. The facility sends out Prisoner Public Works Program crews to assist with work in the city, county and with the Department of Transportation. There is also a six month Substance Abuse Treatment Program for offenders who meet the enrollment requirements. Burial rights for all indigent Oklahoma offenders are performed at JBCC.
The garage located at the facility provides in-depth vehicle maintenance and services to the following areas; Jackie Brannon Correctional Center, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, Southeast District Community Center, the Gene Stipe Correctional Training Academy, Pittsburg county Sheriff’s office and the office of Institutions and Construction located in McAlester.
S.A.T. (Substance Abuse Treatment)
The Substance Abuse Treatment program is an intensive six month cognitive treatment program for offenders who have a documented history of substance abuse problems. Located on the first floor of C Unit of the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center; the program is six months in duration, with sessions running five (5) days a week, five (5) hours a day. Each six-month cycle consists of a maximum of thirty participants. The program has two cycles per year. The program is staffed by both Master's level Psychological Counselors and Certified Treatment Counselors from the private sector. During each cycle, participants are exposed to individual and group counseling sessions covering behavioral modification, effects of chemical abuse, goal setting, and relapse prevention. Referrals to the program are accomplished by Case Managers at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center as well as those at individual facilities throughout the state. Priority for placement is given to those who have been court ordered to the program and for those with stipulations imposed by the State Pardon and Parole Board.