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Old 04-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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Unhappy FTC Oklahoma City

My son has been sent to Oklahoma. Can anyone tell me anything about this transfer point? All of this is new to me and I don't know where he will be located. I live in Louisiana



Thanks for any info I am stressing out,
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:00 PM
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The Oklahoma Transfer Center is in El Reno, Oklahoma. It's uncertain how long he'll be there until transferred to his designated facility. So it's a time to be patient, find some fun things to do while waiting, and eventually he'll get to his "final" destination. Then you can start learning about that facility here on PTO! Hang in there! Z.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:08 PM
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Last time my husband was transferred he was there for about 3 weeks, he said the food was really decent, but the downside was there was no commissary so no extras. Hopefully he won't have to wait long, my husband said they waited until they got a certain number of people together and put them on a bus to his next destination. He got there on a Thursday and waited thru two weeks then left out on the next Monday. As Zelda said be patient it can stress you big time if you let it, and my husband is in Yazoo City Medium if that's where your son ends up feel free to ask me anything. I rarely run into Yazoo City'ers on here. He was in USP Atlanta before that, but that's more of a transfer place also, not many new people actually go there and stay there long.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:48 AM
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Last time my husband was transferred he was there for about 3 weeks, he said the food was really decent, but the downside was there was no commissary so no extras. Hopefully he won't have to wait long, my husband said they waited until they got a certain number of people together and put them on a bus to his next destination. He got there on a Thursday and waited thru two weeks then left out on the next Monday. As Zelda said be patient it can stress you big time if you let it, and my husband is in Yazoo City Medium if that's where your son ends up feel free to ask me anything. I rarely run into Yazoo City'ers on here. He was in USP Atlanta before that, but that's more of a transfer place also, not many new people actually go there and stay there long.

Hi girls...My husband was just transferred to FTC Oklahoma, it's been like 2 weeks, but I haven't received a phone call or letter from him. Are they uncommunicated while they're there?
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:33 AM
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My son was able to call when he was in FTC Oklahoma--he had to have money on his inmate account to use.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:06 AM
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We talked a lot while he was there cause we knew he wasn't going to be there long and they start your phone minutes over everytime you move, that was one of the really nice things about him being there.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:14 PM
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wow...i'm really starting to worry now... I called to see if he's in disciplinary segragation, but they gave me no info. He should have money in his account...so I don't know what's going on.
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You can keep going to bop.gov and checking the inmate locater everyday, it will tell you on the day that they move them where he's being moved too. Just keep checking it b/c he may already have moved. Also if he just entered the system then sometimes they go thru like a lock down stage for the first 6 weeks or so while they adjust to confinement. When my husband first went in it was like that in Atlanta and he was only able to get out for about 1/2 to 1 hour a day to shower and use the phone and sometimes then the lines would be too long to try and use the phone and it was also real early in the morning. Just keep the faith, it will be okay. Also he may be waiting to get his phone list approved?? Also if he's in an adjustment phase he could be getting out real early in the morning at like 6 or 7 am and may not want to call and wake you up that early. Also the number is more than likely going to show up as unavailable or unknown on your caller id like a telemarketer or something, so make sure you answer all numbers like that just in case. See it could seriously be a million things? Try your best to remain calm, cause I imagine your son is perfectly fine and would not want you stressed out this much. This part too shall pass.
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Thanks for the info ladies. We have been waiting and waiting for a transfer. Finally today the locator says FTC Oklahoma. I am soooooo happy. Hopefully it won't be long before I hear from him and before he gets to his final destination but at least this is a forward step in the process. I CANT WAIT TO HEAR FROM HIM WHENEVER IT IS.
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My husband just got to the transfer center in Oklahoma yesterday. They told him all his numbers went with him. He was a transfer from one FCI and going to another. They had told him it would take 24 hours for him to use the phone and when he got up this morning he called me at 6:45am so the phone was on. It was still a prepaid collect call so if they have money then he will be able to call. He said he will be there for 1 to 3 weeks. If anyone has any questions just PM me and I will be happy to try and answer them.
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My son was able to call when he was in FTC Oklahoma--he had to have money on his inmate account to use.

my husband was just moved from atlanta to oklahoma ftc .... he had money on his accout from the previous prison .... will that money follow him or do i need to set up a new accout for this facility .... i use access corrections to make all of my deposits for him does this facility accept access corrections?
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His money will follow him. If you're talking about the fed. prison in Atlanta, the money will follow him immediately. If a county jail, etc., it might take a couple of weeks to catch up with him but it will follow.

Here's a link to the BOP page that has the information about how to send money.

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:47 PM
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Ladonna, these times of transitions and movement from one facility to the next is very stressful for families. Hang in there. Keep asking your good questions and coming here for support. It helped me greatly last year with my brother.
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My nephew's dad was sentenced here in Oklahoma but on federal charges and got transferred to Leavenworth Kansas federal prison but he went first to a transfer facility in Chickasha which I think is by El Reno. He was able to call and write from there. He wasn't there long but it was more than a week. He said it wasn't too bad.
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I’ve had nothing but issues with this prison. My brother was transferred in this week and mixed up with another inmate. They locked him in a room and harassed him, accused him of being a gang member, which is far from the truth he has no affiliation with any gang and was a trustee at his last facility. He informed our family and our attorney that he was forced to throw his jeans when I called to get some answers they were rude, disrespectful, they were nasty, saying your husband is in prison you wives really need to grasp your husbands lie to you - this was from the woman I spoke to, I was called a bitch because I demanded to speak to someone and asked if I had to go over their heads to get some kind of justice for this or answers “go over our heads bitch” is what I was told. Does anyone know how or what I would do in reporting this prison and their behavior? I don’t want another inmate or family to have to go through this.
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Unfortunately that's the way the bop often operates, without any consequences. They believe they are above the law, and most of the time that's true.

If you complain, your brother will suffer even more. Hopefully he will only have to survive the harassment for a short time (if he is in transit to a different prison). I was there for 6 weeks years ago, but I also encountered one of the nastiest bop COs of my entire prison sentence there.
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My son was at FTC Oklahoma City for 33 days, yes he had funds, no phone call from him however I did get a 4 line letter from him on a half sheet of paper, I honestly worried my self sick, I wrote to him every day and sent word search puzzles, when he was transferred he to me he was in seg, no phone calls allowed. I’m sorry that your having to wait but it does get better, it’s so much better now, phone calls almost regularly! Hang in there!
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The 4 line letter was probably written with a 2 inch pencil. When I was there a retired NBA basketball player was too. Arrested in Atlanta and he was being sent to California for some unpaid child support. One guy asked for his autograph, and he agreed it was the first time he had tried to sign his name with such a lame pencil. We all got a laugh, at the bop's expense.
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Yes it was a short pencil, and he was using the ripped off bottom of the letters for paper, because they told him they were out of writing supplies, the Chaplin gave him $1 prestamped envelopes (2) that was nice of the Chaplin
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We couldn't buy postage either, but we were supplied with paper & envelopes. One day a week we all lined up and handed up to 3 completed envelopes/letters to the counselor, who then affixed an "indigent postage stamp" before placing them in a box for the mailroom.
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Unfortunately that's the way the bop often operates, without any consequences. They believe they are above the law, and most of the time that's true.

If you complain, your brother will suffer even more. Hopefully he will only have to survive the harassment for a short time (if he is in transit to a different prison). I was there for 6 weeks years ago, but I also encountered one of the nastiest bop COs of my entire prison sentence there.

That sucks but thank you so much for replying and telling me this. It really helps when all our family has been getting is the run around.
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My counselor's office was right outside of the locked unit door, and he never came in except when it was absolutely necessary. When I was called into his office, the first words out of his mouth were "what are you, a fxxxx lawyer?". I replied "what are you talking about?" He said "I hear you were helping the prisoner from Nepal call his embassy". WTF

I immediately put the counselor on the top of my avoid at all costs list.
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