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

Yazoo City prison 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

Yazoo City Mississippi prison 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 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 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)

Yazoo City prison 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. Inmates teach Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. 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 with learning difficulties. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

Yazoo City federal prison does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

Yazoo City prison offers no vocational training besides 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 Yazoo City prison UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.


Inmates can spend up to $360.00 per month on various 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 return purchases to their housing units. Inmates may purchase hygiene items from the institution’s commissary.

Recreation Services

FCI Yazoo City Medium offers both indoor and outdoor activities, including:

  • Recreation Yard with a Covered Patio
  • Walking/Jogging Track
  • Stair Steppers
  • One Softball Field
  • Basketball Courts
  • Two Bocce Ball Courts
  • Two Horseshoe Pits
  • 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 Clubs
  • Exercise Mats
  • Stair Steppers
  • Abdominal Benches

Other leisure and social activities at FCI Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution include:

  • Board Games
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horseshoes
  • Band Performances
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Art and Leathercraft

Game tables are available 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 cell phones into the prison.

In October 2018, prison guard Anthony Robinson was indicted for accepting bribes. Charging documents state that he had accepted bribes from inmates 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 for smuggling contraband to prisoners in exchange for $10,000.

In June 2016, around 17 prisoners at Yazoo City federal prison were hospitalized after drinking homemade alcohol 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.