Oklahoma State Penitentiary Prisoner Cards
The Research Center now offers prisoner picture card research requests for a flat fee of $10. Be certain to include the information listed in the index, including the individual's full name, race, and box number. To order by mail use the printable order form or call 405-522-5225 to order by phone. Please have your credit card ready.
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About this Collection
The Oklahoma State Penitentiary is located in McAlester, Oklahoma. It opened in 1908 under the proposal of Kate Barnard, Commissioner of Charities and Corrections, and with the support of Governor Charles N. Haskell. The prison housed both male and female inmates as well as individuals of all races. The Oklahoma State Penitentiary Collection consists of prisoner picture cards, fingerprint cards, prison rodeo records, and guard shift logs. This index provides basic information about the prisoners; however, the cards also include photos, work details, and more additional information including next of kin and religion. The index currently includes only the prisoner picture cards; as we index the fingerprint cards the information will be added to this index. This database is a work in progress and will be updated.