Davis Correctional Facility

Customer base: State of Oklahoma - Facility Type: Medium-level Security, Owned since 1996
  • Capacity1670
  • ACA AccreditedYes
  • PopulationMale

Facility Leader: James Yates

James Yates

James Yates was named warden at Davis Correctional Facility in October 2016. Most recently, Yates served as assistant warden at Davis and at North Fork Correctional Facility. Yates joined CoreCivic in 1997 as a case manager at Great Plains Correctional Facility. He promoted through the ranks, later becoming assistant warden at Diamondback Correctional Facility and Bay Correctional Facility. Yates served for nine years in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Community Activities

Holdenville Lion's Club; Holdenville Kiwanis; Holdenville Business Women's Club; Holdenville Elk's Lodge; Sasakwa Volunteer Fire Department; Calvin Volunteer Fire, Department; Yeager Volunteer Fire Department; Strothers Volunteer Fire Department; Allen Volunteer Fire Department; Hughes County Police Department; Hughes County Emergency Management Team; March of Dimes Annual Walk-A-Thon; Hughes County Storm Watchers; Fire Service Institute through Oklahoma State University; Dustin Young Farmers Association; Oklahoma Teachers Retirement of Hughes County; Advance Board of Hughes County Oklahoma State University Extension; Hughes County Rural Development Association; HRA Little Leagues; Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood Drive; American Cancer Society Relay for Life; and Adopt-A-Senior program.

Facility Awards

Outstanding Achievement in the Employment of Veterans of our Nation, 1996 from the National Economic Commission of the American League; Employer of the Year, 1997 from the American Legion Department of Oklahoma 1997 CCA Facility of the Year; Group Citation Award, 2001 from the International Association of Employment Security Professionals; Cross Timbers Conservation Award

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Population: Male