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Mack H. Alford Correctional Center (MACC, originally the Stringtown Correctional Center) is an Oklahoma Department of Corrections prison in unincorporated Atoka County, Oklahoma, near Stringtown. The medium security prison, which opened in 1973, is named after Mack H. Alford, who once served as the prison's warden.[2]

Mack Alford Correctional Center (MACC)
Mack Alford Correctional Center is located in Oklahoma
Mack Alford Correctional Center
Location in Oklahoma
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°31′31″N 96°02′10″W / 34.52528°N 96.03611°W / 34.52528; -96.03611
StatusOperational
Security classMedium & Minimum
Capacity933
Population789[1] (as of April 10, 2017[1])
Opened1973; 46 years ago (1973)
Managed byOklahoma Department of Corrections
WardenKameron Harvanek
Street address1151 North Highway 69
CityStringtown, Oklahoma
ZIP Code74569-0220
CountryUSA
WebsiteOklahoma Department of Corrections - Mack Alford Correctional Center

Oklahoma Corrections Industry operates a factory for furniture renovation and sign production at the facility. A 150 herd cow/calf operation is also operated by the Department of Corrections Agri-Services.[3]

On May 14, 1988 inmates rioted while preparing to be transported, taking 8 guards hostage. The rioters started fires in 3 buildings, causing extensive damage. One guard and an inmate were wounded.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Oklahoma Department of Corrections (10 April 2017). "Incarcerated Inmates and Community Supervision Offenders Daily Count Sheet" (PDF). Oklahoma Department of Corrections: 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 April 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Department of Corrections". Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 22 November 2010. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Oklahoma Department of Corrections - Mack Alford Correctional Center". Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 6 May 2017. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Guards Held Hostage in Riot at Oklahoma Prison". New York Times. 15 May 1988. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)