Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City

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Federal Correctional Complex, Yazoo City
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LocationYazoo County,
near Yazoo City, Mississippi
Population3,602 [all three facilities] (April 2022)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
WardenShannon D. Withers
Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City
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LocationYazoo County, Mississippi
Security classLow-security, medium-security, and United States Penitentiary
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
WardenMarcus Martin

The Federal Correctional Complex, Yazoo City (FCC Yazoo City) is a United States federal prison complex for male offenders in unincorporated Yazoo County, Mississippi.[1] It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice and is located 36 miles (58 km) north of Jackson, Mississippi. It consists of:

  • Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City Low (FCI Yazoo City Low): a low-security facility with an adjacent satellite prison camp houses for minimum-security offenders.
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Yazoo City Medium (FCI Yazoo City Medium): a medium-security facility, with an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security offenders.
  • United States Penitentiary, Yazoo City (USP Yazoo City): a high-security facility.[2]

FCC Yazoo City is located 36 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, the state capital.[3]

Notable incidents[edit]

In 2008, a joint investigation conducted by the Bureau of Prisons Office of Inspector General and the Department of Justice revealed that Raymond Morton, a correctional officer at FCI Yazoo City, had accepted bribes from an inmate whom the Bureau of Prisons did not identify. Morton was indicted on April 8, 2008, for agreeing to receive and accept bribes from a federal inmate. He subsequently pleaded guilty to the charge in federal court and was sentenced to probation.[4]

On February 26, 2013, Robert Kale Johnson, a former correctional officer at FCI Yazoo City, was sentenced to 15 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for bringing contraband into the facility. Johnson was released in June 2014.[5]

On March 25, 2010, Dashun Temple, a correction officer at the FCC Yazoo City, Mississippi, pleaded guilty to Workman's Compensation Fraud in federal court. Claiming that he had suffered a back injury from lifting boxes, Temple admitted submitting fraudulent medical travel refund requests to the Department of Labor from December 2007 through August 2008. Temple claimed that he had traveled from his home in Pearl, Mississippi to a medical clinic in Woodville, Mississippi on 84 different occasions. An investigation revealed through the records of the clinic that Temple had only made 5 legitimate trips, thus leaving 79 trips as fraudulent. Temple received a total of $11,595.76 in reimbursements. Temple was terminated, ordered to pay restitution, and sentenced to probation.[6]

Notable inmates[edit]


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Darnell Catlett BOP 16529-016 Serving a 16 year sentence, scheduled for release on November 28, 2031.[7] Sentenced for his role as a leader of a nearly year-long crack and cocaine drug trafficking conspiracy in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. This included one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base and a detectable amount of cocaine.
Shi Lei 88784-022 Serving a 36-year sentence. Scheduled for release on March 17, 2033. Former cook; convicted in 2005 of using violence to seize and exercise control of a vessel in international waters for murdering Captain Chen Chung-She and First Mate Le Da Feng during an unsuccessful hijacking attempt in 2002.[8]
Dino Delano Bouterse BOP 92082-054 Serving a 16-year sentence, scheduled for release in 2027.[9] The son of the President of Suriname, Dési Bouterse, pled guilty to conspiring to import five kilograms and more of cocaine into the United States and attempting to provide material support to Hezbollah.
Eric Dewayne Boyd BOP 31710-074 Initially sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for two fatal carjacking related charges, Boyd was later charged and convicted at state level on over 30 charges, and sentenced to life imprisonment.[10] In 2008 Boyd was convicted of being an accessory after the fact, and concealing a felon in relation to the 2007 Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.[11] In 2018 he was indicted by a grand jury and convicted at state level of kidnapping, robbery, rape and first degree murder in relation to the case.[12]
Philip Giordano BOP 14302-014 Serving a 37-year sentence.[13] Scheduled for release on July 29, 2033. The former mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut from 1996-2001. In 2003, Giordano was convicted in federal court of using an interstate device, his cellphone, to repeatedly arrange sexual contact with a 10-year old niece and the 8-year old daughter of a prostitute with whom he was having an affair while serving as mayor.[13]
Steven Nigg BOP 10896-089 Scheduled to be released in 2024.[14] Convicted of armed robbery, known famously for assaulting Jared Fogle at Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, Colorado


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Larry Lawton 52224-004 Transferred to FCI Forrest City and others.[15] Ex-jewel thief and organized crime member. Lawton now helps and inspires younger people to stay out of prison and change their life path.
Karey Lee Woolsey 34411-018 Sentenced to 151 months (12 years, 7 months) in August 2008. Released July 2018.[16] Convicted of attempting to distribute more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana in Florida and is serving a 13-year sentence.[17] Woolsey released an album while incarcerated that has seen top-10 placement on Billboard charts.
David Darnell Brown 20669-075 Released from custody in November 2013; served 15 months.[18] American rap artist known as Young Buck; pleaded guilty in 2012 to being a felon in possession of a firearm; guns were found in his home during a 2010 Internal Revenue Service raid on his home.[19]
Mark Ingram Sr. 22749-050 Released from custody in November 2015; served 7 years.[20] Former National Football League player; pleaded guilty in 2005 to laundering money he believed to be proceeds from narcotics deals and to bank fraud for cashing counterfeit checks.[21][22]
Michael Lohman 31390-034 Released from custody in June 2015; served 3 years.[23] Former New Orleans Police Lieutenant; pleaded guilty in 2010 to obstruction of justice for attempting to cover up the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings, during which officers shot six unarmed civilians, killing two; several other officers were also sentenced to prison.[24]
Marc Emery 40252-086 Released from custody in July 2014; served 4 years.[25] Canadian cannabis advocate and once the largest supplier of marijuana seeds in the United States; pleaded guilty in 2010 to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.[26][27]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Yazoo County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 8 (PDF p. 9/23). Retrieved 2022-08-15. Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complx
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120621181643/http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/yax/index.jsp. Archived from the original on June 21, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "FCI Yazoo City Low". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  4. ^ "FORMER FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO BRIBERY CHARGE" (PDF). Department of Justice. October 7, 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  5. ^ "FORMER YAZOO FEDERAL PRISON GUARD SENTENCED FOR ACCEPTING BRIBE". US Department of Justice. February 28, 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Former FCC Yazoo City Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Workman's Compensation Fraud" (PDF). US Department of Justice. March 26, 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison and the FBI Recovered Crack, Cocaine, PCP, Fentanyl, and Firearms During Investigation". November 3, 2021. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Lum, Curtis (February 24, 2006). "Former cook sentenced to 36 years for boat killings". Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Surinamese Man Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To More Than 11 Years In Prison For Conspiring To Import Cocaine". U.S. Department Of Justice.
  10. ^ "Fifth person charged in gruesome 2007 murders of young Knoxville couple". www.wrcbtv.com.
  11. ^ "GUILTY: Eric Boyd's Christian-Newsom murder accessory trial over". July 27, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-07-27.
  12. ^ "'We got our man' | Newsoms describe behind-the-scenes work to get Boyd on trial". WMAZ. 5 September 2019.
  13. ^ a b Cowan, Alison Leigh (14 June 2003). "Ex-Mayor Gets 37 Years In Prison for Abusing 2 Girls". The New York Times. p. 6. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Inmate Locator". U.S. Department Of Justice.
  15. ^ https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/media/publications/fbop_ser_monthly_reports_1999jan-dec.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  16. ^ "Singing a tune from federal prison, Karey Lee's music hits the charts". Forbes.com.
  17. ^ "DEA uncovers major pot operation in Lee, Collier counties". NBC2.
  18. ^ Muhammad, Latifah (October 1, 2013). "Young Buck Out of Prison". BET. Black Entertainment Television LLC. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  19. ^ Williams, Brennan (July 16, 2012). "Young Buck Sentenced To 3 Years In Federal Prison On Weapons Charges, Will Serve 18 Months". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  20. ^ Burstein, Jon (September 22, 2012). "6 ex-Dolphins arrested after NFL life was over". Orlando Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  21. ^ Toman, Lou (September 16, 2008). "Former New York Giants receiver Mark Ingram sentenced to prison". New Jersey On-Line. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  22. ^ Roberts, Selena (November 30, 2009). "'bama's Backbone". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  23. ^ Associated Press (January 3, 2012). "Former cop sentenced in Danziger Bridge case reports to federal prison". nola.com. NOLA Media Group. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  24. ^ Kunzelman, Michael (November 2, 2011). "Michael Lohman, Former New Orleans Cop, To Be Sentenced For Cover-up Of Police Shootings During Katrina". Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  25. ^ "5 Things About Marc Emery's Release From U.S. Prison". Huffington Post Canada. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. July 7, 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  26. ^ "Marc Emery gets 5 years in prison". CBC News British Columbia. September 10, 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  27. ^ "CANADIAN SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING MILLIONS OF MARIJUANA SEEDS ACROSS THE BORDER". US Department of Justice. September 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013.

Coordinates: 32°53′17″N 90°25′55″W / 32.888184°N 90.431919°W / 32.888184; -90.431919