Facility Address & Contact Information
United States Penitentiary Yazoo City
2225 Haley Barbour Parkway
Yazoo City, MS 39194
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/yap/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Yazoo City
United States Penitentiary
P.O. Box 5000
Yazoo City, MS 39194
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: High
Location: USP Yazoo City is located 36 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, off Highway 49.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: YAP for USP Yazoo City, YAZ for Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of Mississippi
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 834
Background: USP Yazoo City is part of the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex (FCC).
Housing: Inmates are housed in one and two-person cells.
Health Services: USP Yazoo City 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 available. Staff includes physicians, mid-level practitioners, nurses, dentists, a pharmacist, and administrative support staff. Most radiological procedures are done onsite with the support of a consultant radiologist. Consultants from the specialties of optometry, surgery, dermatology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and a dietician evaluate patients at the institution on a regularly scheduled basis. Any additional care needs as determined by the Clinical Director will be provided in the local community or by a Federal Medical Center. Inmates must present their ID card to receive any health services. Emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: Psychology services include intake screening, crisis intervention, and individual and group counseling. Typical groups include anger management, stress management, and others.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Yazoo City does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) however inmates can be referred to an institution that does provide RDAP. A Drug Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Programs (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous are available.
Education Services: USP Yazoo City provides literacy, GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and a parenting program are also offered. Special interest courses such as Spanish, Real Estate, assorted business courses, and Release Preparation are also available. Examples include. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: USP Yazoo City does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: USP Yazoo City does not offer any vocational training aside from its Apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship: USP Yazoo City offers apprenticeships in Custodial Maintenance, Teacher’s Aide, Teacher’s Assistant, and Welding.
Library Services: Leisure and law library services are available for inmates. Inmates are allowed to checkout 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.
UNICOR: USP Yazoo City UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.
Commissary: Inmates receive a total validation of $360.00 per month to spend. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Shopping days rotate quarterly and the schedule is posted at the commissary. Inmates can purchase a wide variety of items from the commissary.
Recreation Services: USP Yazoo City offers indoor and outdoor activities. 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. The recreation yard has 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.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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.