Payne County Jail Inforation

The Payne County Detention Center was completed in 2009, The 75,000 sq. ft. facility houses up to 404 male and female inmates. The detention center has 23 staff members including a kitchen supervisor and a facilities maintence person.


606 South Husband Street
Stillwater, OK, 74074

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Bondsman should I use to bail someone out of jail?

To protect the integrity of our staff, we are not allowed to recommend bondsman to inmates or the general public. However, a list of all licensed and approved bondsman is provided to all inmates and is available here.

Where I can pick up an inmate once he/she is released from custody?

Inmates who are released will be escorted out of the West Door of our facility. This exit is located between 6th and 7th street on Duncan street. When a bond is posted, please allow a reasonable amount of time for the inmate to be released. Prior to being processed out of jail, inmates are subject to a nationwide warrant check and that process can be lengthy and time consuming, particularly during peak hours.

When are bonds set on the weekend or holidays?

We typically call the Judge between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on days that the courthouse is closed. Please allow until at least 1:30 for bonds to be set. Inmates will be allowed to make an additional phone call once bonds are set. As noted in the previous question, please allow a reasonable time for inmates to be released once bond is posted.

What do I need to do to pick up an inmate's property?

Property can be picked up Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. We do not release cash and or clothing of inmates incarcerated here. If an inmate has been released to the Department of Corrections, we will hold their property here for up to 45 days to allow them to make arrangements for it to be picked up.

How do I put money on an inmates account?

There are 3 ways to accomplish this.

  1. There is a kiosk in the lobby of the courthouse.
  2. You can mail a money order made out to the Payne County Sheriff's Office. Please put the inmates name on the "memo" line or somewhere clearly visible on the money order. Personal checks are NOT accepted.
  3. Visit if you wish to use a credit/debit card.

How do I send mail/books to an inmate?

Any books must be ordered and shipped from a 3rd party vendor such as Amazon. Books must be paperback and appropriate in content. You are not required to add any inmate ID number to the letter.

Simply address mail to the name of the individual you wish to and mail the letter to:

(Inmates Name)
606 S. Husband Room 106
Stillwater, OK 74074

When are visiting hours?

Visitation is every Wednesday from 8:30 AM until 11 AM. Please bring a valid state issued ID and be signed in by 10:30 AM. Appropriate dress and conduct is required.

If an inmate is in custody for a warrant from another county or state only, when will they be transported?

For security and safety purposes, specific transport information will not be public information. Agencies that have active warrants for inmates in the Payne County Jail typically have ten {10) business days, excluding holidays, to make transport arrangements. This time begins immediately once an inmate is clear of any local charges

Payne County Jail Administrator

Captain Reese Lane - Jail Administrator

Reese Lane
Captain Reese Lane - Jail Administrator

"I am eternally grateful to my creator who called me to this work and by His grace I hope to serve all people in or out of custody for many long years to come." ~ Captain Reese Lane

I was born and raised in Oklahoma. Graduated from Glencoe High School in 1979 and soon after married my high school sweetheart and the love of my life. We had 2 strong healthy boys together that we love.

In 1997 my law enforcement career began at Cimarron Correctional Facility. I attended CLEET firearms training and began as a line officer at the prison. I went to Nashville and received training so I could take an assignment providing security over the 240 bed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit. Through this training I developed a compassion for and love of working with addicts. I then earned the rank of Sargent and spent the next 5 years transporting inmates around the state and providing security over the treatment facility. I was ultimately selected as employee of the year and continued working there until June of 2002.

I became the Creek County Jail Administrator in June of 2002. My first priority was to develop an up to date policy manual and building a training program. The training brought existing and future staff members into compliance with state standards and achieve state certification as detention deputies. I completed the CLEET Basic Academy in 2003.

After a new jail facility was built at Creek County I introduced a modern command structure and incorporated kitchen service and maintenance specialists into staffing. I completed the National Institute of Corrections Jail Administrator Academy. I partnered with Okmulgee County’s Executive Director to form a Jail Administrators Association.

The Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association quickly recognized the value of this association and formed their own Jail Administrators Association which is still serving the Sheriffs of Oklahoma today. I have chaired the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Jail Administrators Association several times since its inception.

I was awarded the “What would Jesus Do” Award by Creek County Ministerial Alliance.

In 2008 I was offered the job of Payne County Jail Administrator and gladly accepted since Payne County is my home. I replaced an antiquated policy manual with up to date policy and introduced new training to included 120 hours of On the Job Training and procured state certification for all current and future staff members as detention deputies.

In 2010 I realized a lifelong goal after completing over 600 hours of training as a CLEET certified firearms instructor.

In 2012 I was chosen by the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association to represent Oklahoma in Washington, D.C. to assist in revising the National Standards for County Jails.

Since coming to Payne County I have phased in inmate programming to include an inmate maintained farm, GED, substance abuse, self-esteem, parent, theology, and life skills all at little or no cost to the county.

I have developed mandatory training for a volunteer ministry utilizing scores of volunteers with a strict standard of accountability.