FCI Yazoo City Medium | Yazoo City Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium is a medium-security federal prison located in Yazoo City, Mississippi. It is also known as FCI Yazoo City Medium and FCI Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution. The prison houses male inmates.

FCI Yazoo City Medium Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium
2225 Haley Barbour Parkway
Yazoo City, MS

Phone: 662-716-1020
Fax: 662-716-1036
Email: [email protected]

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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Yazoo City Medium

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Yazoo City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Yazoo City, MS

How to Send Money

Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.

Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

FCI Yazoo City Medium is located 36 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, off Highway 49.

BOP Region

Southeast Region

BOP Institution Code

YAM for FCI Yazoo City Medium, YAX for Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex

Medical Care Level

Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Level 1.

Judicial District

Southern District of Mississippi

Population Number

FCI Yazoo City Medium houses approximately 1,460 inmates.

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FCI Yazoo City Medium Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium is a medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 2005 and is part of the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex.

Media reports indicate that at least one guard has been indicted for smuggling contraband into the institution. Additionally, at one point 17 prisoners had to be hospitalized after drinking contaminated prison-made alcohol.

Inmate Housing

Inmates are housed in two-person cells.

Health Services

FCI Yazoo City Medium provides primary health care for acute and chronic conditions including diagnosis, treatment, education, and counseling for inmates. Physical examinations, dental services, pharmacy services, immunizations, and special care items (e.g., eyeglasses) are also provided. While emergency care is available 24 hours a day, inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine care needs.

Psychology Services

Psychology services include intake screening, crisis intervention, and individual and group counseling. Inmates must submit a cop-out or visit Psychology Services open house in order to sign up for treatment programs. Group counseling includes stress management, grief group, effective communication, Beat the Streets, and more. These groups are offered on a rotating basis depending upon the needs of the inmate population.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Yazoo City Medium does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but inmates can be referred to an institution that does provide RDAP. A Drug Education Course, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP) are available.

FCI Yazoo City Medium Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Yazoo City Medium provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are taught by inmates. ACE classes include Spanish, Real Estate, and assorted Business courses. Release Preparation and parenting programs are also available. The Education Department offers a Special Learning Needs Program for inmates who demonstrate learning difficulties. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

FCI Yazoo City Medium does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

FCI Yazoo City Medium does not offer any vocational training aside from the apprenticeship programs.


FCI Yazoo City Medium offers apprenticeships in Custodial Maintenance, Teacher’s Aide, Teacher’s Assistant, and Welding.

Library Services

Leisure and law library services are available for inmates. In the law library, inmates can use the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine. The leisure library offers books, newspapers, and magazines.


The FCI Yazoo City Medium UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.


Inmates are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on a variety of commissary items. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Shopping days rotate quarterly. Inmates typically use their laundry bags to carry their purchases back to their housing units. Inmates may purchase their own hygiene items from the institution commissary.

Recreation Services

FCI Yazoo City Medium offers both indoor and outdoor activities, including a recreation yard with a covered patio, walking/jogging track, stair steppers, one softball field, basketball courts, two bocce ball courts, two horseshoe pits, and outside pool tables. Intramural programs are offered in basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball. Fitness and instructional programs include aerobics, racquetball/handball, music, calisthenics classes, stationary bikes, walking/cycling club, exercise mats, stair steppers, and abdominal benches. Other leisure and social activities include board games, acrylic painting, bocce ball, horseshoes, band performances, watercolor painting, art and leathercraft, and games tables for playing cards, dominoes, chess, checkers, backgammon, and Scrabble. Also available are pool tables, ping-pong tables, bumper pool, and television viewing.

Visitation Information for FCI Yazoo City Medium

On Sunday and Saturday visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Friday visitation is held between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Yazoo City Medium in the News

In November 2019, former FCI Yazoo City Medium prison guard Kpanah Kollie was found guilty of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a federal prison. Charging documents indicated that Kollie had worked with two other guards and one inmate to smuggle drugs and cellphones into the prison.

In October 2018, prison guard Anthony Robinson was indicted for accepting bribes. Charging documents state he had accepted bribes from inmates in return for smuggling contraband into the institution.

In September 2017, James P. Cheatham III, a guard at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution at Yazoo City, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for smuggling contraband to prisoners in exchange for $10,000.

In June 2016, around 17 prisoners at FCI Yazoo City Medium were hospitalized after drinking homemade alcohol which was believed to contain botulism.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium

For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Yazoo City Medium, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.