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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Yazoo City Medium

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: September 10, 2021
Address
2225 Haley Barbour Pwy, Yazoo City, MS 39194
Beds
1607
County
Yazoo
Phone
662-716-1020
Fax
662-716-1036
Email
yaz/publicinformation@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 5888, Yazoo City, MS 39194

FCI-Yazoo City-Medium is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for federal medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is MoneyGram There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Yazoo City Medium's comprehensive information to help guide you through the federal prison process, specifically on how to remain connected to your inmate while they are incarcerated.

The FCI-Yazoo City-Medium is a federal prison located at 2225 Haley Barbour Pwy in Yazoo City, MS. This federal medium security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 662-716-1020.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City Medium (FCI Yazoo City Medium) is a United States federal prison for medium-security male inmates in Mississippi. It is part of the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) and operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

The complex consists of three facilities:

  • Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City Low (FCI Yazoo City Low): a low-security facility.
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City Medium (FCI Yazoo City Medium): a medium-security facility.
  • United States Penitentiary, Yazoo City (USP Yazoo City): a high-security facility.

FCC Yazoo City is located 36 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital.

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 house a 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.

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. Examples 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 programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Apprenticeship: 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.

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

Commissary: 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 bag 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, water color painting, art and leather craft, 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.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjustment to institution life.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Yazoo City Medium is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) publishes the names of their inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

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Covid Visitation Information

We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.

Please call 662-716-1020 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations.

All visitors will be temperature checked with results annotated at the screening site prior to entrance. All staff working the screening site will be in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors will be in-processed on a first come first serve basis, adhering to social-distancing requirements. If distancing requirements cannot be met, visitors may be asked to wait outside for systematic in-processing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Inmates on quarantine or isolation status will not be permitted visits - it will be the visitor's responsibility to check with the institution prior to arrival to ensure the scheduled visit can still take place.

The visiting room is designed to maximize social distancing, with a minimum of six feet between persons. Inmates are permitted two visitors per visit. To ensure equal opportunities, the frequency of visits determines any termination. Appropriate face coverings are mandatory for all inmates and visitors, all visitors wearing a mask will be provided one by the institution, theirs will be secured in the lockers in the lobby. No physical contact, photographs, food, or drink is permitted. A hand hygiene station, including alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is available at all visiting entrances and exits. Orderlies are assigned to each visitation room and will continually sanitize all touch surfaces, restrooms, etc.

Visitation Information

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Yazoo City Medium - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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