Oklahoma State Penitentiary (OSP) Warden Anita Trammell announced on Thursday she is retiring.
Trammell filed paperwork on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and will be on accrued leave until her retirement date of March 1.
DOC Director Robert Patton said he appreciates Trammell’s hard work and service at OSP.
“Anita Trammell has been a fixture at the DOC for over three decades,” Patton said. “Beginning her career as a case manager and working all the way up to warden of the state’s largest maximum security facility is a true testament to her leadership ability and dedication to the state of Oklahoma. Her experience and wealth of knowledge will be truly missed. I wish her well on her future endeavors.”
Trammell was appointed as OSP’s warden on Feb. 28, 2013. She was the facility’s first female warden and first female warden to serve over an all-male maximum-security institution in the state. Before being appointed as warden at OSP, Trammell had served as warden at the Mack Allford Correctional Center (MACC) in Stringtown since April 2010.
She also worked at MACC in various capacities beginning her career as a case manager in 1982. From there, Trammell went on to serve as the warden’s assistant; as a case manager supervisor; a unit manager; and deputy warden.
“I appreciate Anita Trammell’s long-time service to the state and the department,” Oklahoma Board of Corrections Chairman Kevin Gross said. “From her start in 1982, Anita has impressed her colleagues and coworkers with her work ethic, dedication and professionalism that has earned her numerous awards and accolades along the way. She will be hard to replace.”
In 1986, Trammell was named MACC Employee of the Year and also named DOC Division II Employee of the Year. In 1992, and again in 2005, she was named MACC Supervisor of the Year.
Deputy Warden Maurice Warrior will be handling day-to-day operations at OSP until Director Patton names an interim.