United States Penitentiary Yazoo City is a high-security federal prison located in Yazoo City, Mississippi. It is also known as Yazoo City USP and Mississippi penitentiary. The facility houses male inmates.
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Table of contents
- Yazoo City USP Contact Information
- United States Penitentiary Yazoo City Inmate Information
- Yazoo City USP Prison Services Information
- USP Yazoo City Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for USP Yazoo City
- Yazoo City USP in the News
- More Information About Mississippi Penitentiary
- Your Yazoo City USP Experts
Yazoo City USP Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
USP Yazoo City
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Yazoo City
United States Penitentiary
P.O. Box 5000
Yazoo City, MS 39194
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
United States Penitentiary Yazoo City Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
Yazoo City USP is located 36 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, off Highway 49.
BOP Institution Code
YAP for USP Yazoo City
Medical Care Level
Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
USP Yazoo City houses approximately 580 inmates.
Yazoo City USP Prison Services Information
United States Penitentiary Yazoo City is a high-security facility in Yazoo City, Mississippi. It is part of the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex and houses male inmates. It officially opened in 2014.
Media reports indicate that at least one guard has been indicted for smuggling contraband into the prison.
FCC Yazoo City consists of three institutions: Yazoo City USP, FCI Yazoo City Low, and Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City Medium. The Federal Bureau of Prisons operates the facility. The Mississippi Department of Corrections is a separate agency that houses state prisoners, including those on death row.
USP Yazoo City only houses high-security prisoners. Those who drop in security are often housed at the medium-security FCI Yazoo City Medium.
Inmate Housing Units
Inmates live in one- and two-person cells.
USP Yazoo City provides primary health care for many conditions. Primary care includes:
- Physical Examinations
- Dental Services
- Pharmacy Services
- Special Care Items (e.g., eyeglasses)
The medical staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and support staff. Most X-rays and MRIs are done onsite with the support of a radiologist. Medical professionals evaluate federal inmates and provide the following care:
- Internal Medicine
Any additional care needs are provided in the local community or by a Federal Medical Center. Inmates must present their ID cards to receive any health services. Emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day.
Psychology services include intake screening, crisis intervention, and individual and group counseling. Typical groups include anger management, stress management, criminal thinking, etc.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
Mississippi Penitentiary does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Inmates can be referred to an institution that does provide RDAP. A Drug Education Course, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Programs (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous are available.
USP Yazoo City Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
Yazoo City USP provides various educational programs, including:
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
Special interest courses offered at this institution include:
- Real Estate
- Assorted Business Courses
- Release Preparation
High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
United States Penitentiary Yazoo City does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
USP Yazoo City offers no vocational training besides the Apprenticeship programs.
Mississippi Penitentiary offers apprenticeships in Custodial Maintenance, Teacher’s Aide, Teacher’s Assistant, and Welding.
Leisure and law library services are available for Mississippi Penitentiary inmates. Inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and books from the leisure library.
In the law library, inmates can use the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine.
Yazoo City USP UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.
Inmates at the federal prison in Yazoo City may spend $360.00 monthly at the institutional commissary. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their shopping days.
Shopping days rotate quarterly, and the schedule is posted at the prison’s commissary. Inmates can purchase a wide variety of items from the commissary.
United States Penitentiary Yazoo City offers indoor and outdoor recreation activities. Leisure and social activities include:
- Board Games (e.g., dominoes, chess, checkers, backgammon, and Scrabble)
- Acrylic Painting
- Bocce Ball
- Band Performances
- Watercolor Painting
- Art and Leathercraft
- Pool Tables
- Ping-Pong Tables
- Bumper Pool
- Television Viewing
The outdoor recreation area has a covered patio area for inmate use, as well as various other offerings, including:
- Walking/Jogging Track
- Softball Field
- Basketball Courts
- Two Bocce Ball Courts
- Two Horseshoe Pits
- Pool Tables
Intramural programs are offered in basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball.
Fitness and instructional programs include:
- Calisthenics Classes
- Stationary Bikes
- Walking Club
- Cycling Club
- Exercise Mats
- Abdominal benches
Visitation Information for USP Yazoo City
Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. See our page on prisoner visitation rules and how to visit the institution for more information.
Yazoo City USP in the News
In October 2017, approximately 1,200 prisoners from MDC Guaynabo in Puerto Rico were expected to be sent to Federal Correctional Complex Yazoo City because of the difficult conditions caused by Hurricane Maria.
More Information About Mississippi Penitentiary
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 USP Yazoo City, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Your Yazoo City USP Experts
If you have a loved one incarcerated at USP Yazoo City, it is essential to contact the Zoukis Consulting Group. Our team of experts can answer your questions, help resolve in-prison matters, and evaluate your case to determine if you qualify for an early release from prison.
Book a one-hour initial consultation today to learn how we can help you or your loved one. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Published Jun 3, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jul 31, 2023 at 3:52 pm