Janet Dowling, Warden
216 N. Murray Street
Helena, OK 73741-1017
(580) 852-3221 Fax: (580) 852-3104
Opened in 1982
James Crabtree started in corrections at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as an officer. His career was temporarily interrupted by the Korean War in 1950. He returned to corrections in 1952 in charge of the laundry at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. In July 1973, Crabtree was appointed associate warden of the Ouachita Vocational Training Camp. He was named warden of the Ouachita Correctional Center in 1978, a position he held until he retired in 1981. Crabtree died in 1981.