Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: YAM
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Mississippi
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FCI Yazoo City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5888
Yazoo City MS, 39194

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution
2225 Haley Barbour Parkway
Yazoo City MS, 39194

Phone Number

Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

(662) 716-1020

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax an inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(662) 716-1036 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,582 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Yazoo City Medium Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to emails only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a family member or friend by placing them in their contact list.

All email is monitored. prisoners must consent to email monitoring when they join the email program. Inmate contacts give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved you will get an email notification which directs them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, email cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Yazoo City Medium Federal Prison:

FCI Yazoo City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5888
Yazoo City MS, 39194

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the steps written below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The money have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info must be included:

  1. Correct and valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to the wrong inmate, the funds might not get returned.

For additional info about how to send an inmate money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to different prisons around the nation, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an federal inmate.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every federal prison has its own rules for visitation and they change frequently. The policies listed below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the official prison facility website as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the entire Yazoo City Medium Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Yazoo City Medium Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


  1. i have made a copy of the BOP Clinical Practice guidelines for treatment of suspected MRSA Infections. I fear that my grandson in your facility has an MRSA infection that began while he was held in Madison County. the provider at Madison County had a professional duty to communicate their findings when he was transferred since they started antibiotics by mouth days before his transfer to Yazoo City. He has developed more ulcers and is in severe pain. i received word that he was given Bactrim by mouth and a dose of Motrin but i dont know the dosing. HE is in prison for crimes against society, but he is entitled to prompt and appropriate medical attention. i am aware that the BOP and possibly your facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and thus, have minimum standards to meet. i would like to know what the MRSA surveillance measures are and what prophylactic measures are being taken. It is inhumane treatment to allow a person to suffer in pain in the prison systems! It is more inhumane to mistreat them when they seek medical care and alleviation of pain.

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