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David L Moss Criminal Justice Center ('DLMCJC')

David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center

David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Location and Phone Number

	David L. Moss
	Criminal Justice Center
	300 N. Denver Avenue
	Tulsa, OK 74103
	Phone: (918) 596-8900

The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, also know as the Tulsa Jail, upon initial completion had a total capacity of 1714 beds. The new pods will add 266 beds to that capacity; Mental Health pods have a maximum capacity of 106 and the new dorm pods have a maximum of 160.

Inmates are afforded the opportunity to attend church services and educational classes.

The Programs & Education Unit of the DLMCJC strives to offer a variety of classes and programs in order to provide inmates with a new or improved skill set to assist in reducing recidivism. Each year 20-30 people graduate with a GED and are presented with a Certificate of Completion.

DLMCJC has an online visitation system which allows inmates to converse with friends and family through video. The sysem allows anyone with internet access to schedule a time to video visit someone being held in the facility. With this system in place, the inmates can converse with their children, friends and family living anywhere in the United States. Young children can talk to parents and siblings when they would not otherwise be able to.

For general information call (918) 596-8900. This number may be answered with a recording. Be sure to leave sufficient information, so we may respond to your call appropriately.


David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center

When law enforcement officers within Tulsa County arrest a person on misdemeanor and felony charges, they are booked in the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center. Each arrestee enters the facility through the Booking area. Intake officers in the Booking area receive and review the arrest report submitted by the arresting officer. Upon verification of all required nformation, the Intake officer enters the information into the computer records program and the prisoner is then brought into the sally port reception area to be searched.

All new inmates are thoroughly searched to prevent the entry of dangerous weapons, illegal drugs and other types of contraband into DLMCJC. This ensures the safety of both inmates and officers working in the facility. Prisoners are also evaluated during the search process to determine their physical condition. Prisoners with obvious or possibly serious injuries or conditons are screened by Booking personnel or the Booking nurse. When necessary the prisoner is rejected until they have received appropriate medical treatment and been cleared for jail.

After a new inmate is admitted to the Booking area they are informed of the charges against them and further processed. Their picture and fingerprints are recorded and an ID card is created. After processing the inmate is allowed to make phone calls to arrange for bond payment or to notify friends and family. Further interviews are conducted to assess each individual and arrange for appropriate housing within the jail.

While in the Booking area, inmates are inmates are continually monitored. Officers use verbal skills to de-escalate inmates who are uncooperative. Whenever an inmate becomes violent or disruptive, they are detained and monitored in holding cells until they calm down.

Inmates who are unable to post bond are dressed in jail issued uniforms and sent to housing units for custody and care during their stay in the DLMCJC.

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Visitor Information

Visitation Time - 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Visitors must check in no later than 6:00 PM.

Visitation Days - Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday

for F-17, F-18, F-22, J-1, J-2, J-5, J-6, J-9, J-10, J-14, Special Housing Unit

Visitation Days - Wednesday / Friday / Sunday

for F-19, F-20, F-24, J-3, J-4, J-7, J-8, J-11, J-12, J-16, Medical if approved

Visitation Details

  1. Visits will be granted based upon time, space and availability.
  2. Length of visits is limited to 30 minutes.
  3. Visitors need to be present at the facility no more than 30 minutes prior to their visitation. Visitors must check in no later than 6:00 PM. If you arrive for visitation after 6:30 PM you will be asked to wait until the next visitation day.
  4. Visitors may be asked to wait during mealtime or facility lockdown.
  5. A records and warrants check will be performed on each visitor.
  6. One visit per inmate per visitation day.
  7. Same visitor may not visit more than one inmate.
  8. Visitors must be at least 14 years of age and have photo identification or certified birth certificate or school issued identification. If under the age of 18, the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  9. Scheduled Unit visits will be non-contact in nature.
  10. Visitors must remain seated at all times during the visit.
  11. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate a visit at any time.
  12. Visitors should contact the facility for any additional information needed.

Visitation Rules

  1. Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to visit and may be subject to arrest.
  2. All visitors are subject to search. Any visitor refusing to submit to a search will not be permitted to visit or remain in the visitation area.
  3. No personal items may be taken past the lobby area. This includes food/drink items and tobacco products. Any visitors found with contraband that is in violation of the law are subject to arrest.
  4. Visitors must conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Profanity, loud or disrespectful comments, disruptive behavior, threats of any kind, etc. will result in termination of the visit.

Dress Code

  1. Visitors are expected to be fully dressed in appropriate conventional clothing that is not provocative, suggestive, or revealing. No clothing that unduly exposes the stomach, back, shoulders, chest, midriff or underarms.
  2. No clothing with gang, obscene, or distracting messages, shapes or designs.
  3. No camouflage or clothing that resembles security uniforms.
  4. No dresses, skirts, jumpers, culottes, or shorts that expose more than 3 inches of the leg above the knee, while seated. This also applies to dresses with a slit; the slit cannot exceed 3 inches above the knee while seated.
  5. No coats, jackets, topcoats, raincoats, or other outer garments.
  6. No hats or other head coverings such as do-rags, bandanas, etc.

DLMCJC Property Room Hours

The Property Room is open to release an inmate’s property from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. An Inmate Property Release Authorization form must be signed prior to the release of the property.

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Inmate Trust Account

All cash in the possession of an inmate at the time of booking will be deposited into the inmate's trust fund account.

Inmates at David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center may receive funds for their trust fund account as follows:

Only Cashier’s checks or money orders are accepted by DLM. All Cashier’s checks or money orders must be made payable to Tulsa County Inmate Trust Fund.


Our Special Operations Response Team (SORT) at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center is a specially trained group of officers, made up of four teams between three shifts, so they are available twenty-four hours a day. They respond to emergency situations which occur inside the jail, that are beyond the normal capabilities of the DLMCJC staff. The SORT team is specially selected and trained to provide specialized tactical response to neutralize large scale disturbances, escape attempts, hostage situations and other significant events that have the potential to threaten facility security.

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Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (“PREA”) is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, juvenile facilities, and INS detention facilities.

Sexual misconduct under this law includes:

The David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center (“DLM”) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff and inmates. DLM has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct of any kind and will impose discipline for such misconduct, up to and including dismissal for staff and serious infractions for inmates who victimize other inmates. Incidents of sexual misconduct will also be referred to law enforcement when applicable. DLM's policies regarding sexual misconduct apply to all inmates, both incarcerated and on community supervision. They also apply to employees, contractors, and volunteers.

How do I Report Sexual Misconduct?

DLM INVESTIGATES ALL ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. If you have information regarding a DLM inmate who has been the victim of sexual misconduct while under DLM custody or community supervision, please call 918-596-5601. Calls to this phone number are recorded.

You don’t have to give your name; your contact phone number and address is optional. But it is important that you provide as many details as possible. This includes:

You can also report information regarding an inmate by calling CALL RAPE at (918) 743-5763.

How do DLM Inmates Report Sexual Misconduct?

Inmates at DLM are urged to report allegations of rape, sexual contact or staff sexual misconduct to the phone number #59 from a DLM facility phone. Inmates can also report by submitting a kite, a grievance, telling a trusted staff member, and asking a family member or friend to call the CALL RAPE hotline.

What if someone I know is being victimized?

Immediately report any known or suspected victimization of a DLM inmate by calling 918-596-5601 or CALL RAPE at (918) 743-5763.

Annual PREA Report

Each year DLM will publish an annual report regarding PREA-related incidents along with plans to improve prevention, detection, and investigation activities. There is a link to the current report at the top of this page.

TCSO Policy 20-12, relating to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), is provided here to educate and inform citizens of Tulsa County. PREA is federal law, and if violations occurred they would be addressed in the appropriate judicial setting. This policy is not intended to change the standard of care or the liability that is mandated by the PREA.

View the entire Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office policy related to the Prison Rape and Elimination Act of 2003: 20-12 Prison Rape and Elimination Act.

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