Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility is a mixed-custody, private regional correctional facility for male and female inmates located in Woodville, Mississippi. This facility has a capacity to house 950 inmates, and it is managed by the Management and Training Corporation.

Originally, Wilkinson County Correctional Facility was a low to medium-security prison. But, in 2010, it was converted to a maximum-security prison when inmates were transferred from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Since then, the facility has seen increasing levels of violence, as well as murders of inmates because the majority of inmates are gang leaders or gang members. One of the nicknames of the facility is “The Killing Field.”

The violence rate at WCCC is so high, an inmate has a one in seven chance of experiencing assault. During an audit of the facility in the summer of 2019, officials found that the warden had turned over the facility to gang leaders.

“Wilkinson’s gang leaders got special privileges. They determined who got jobs and other perks, auditors found; they were escorted by their own security details as they moved around the 950-bed prison,” says The Marshall Project. “They decorated their cells with gang paraphernalia. They were the ones with the real control, according to the audit, which concluded that their power endangered both the inmates and the staff.”

The state contracts with private prison organizations in Mississippi has caused a ton of controversy in recent years. In fact, the corruption resulted in an FBI investigation known as Operation Mississippi Hustle. In 2014, former prison commissioner, Chris Epps, and former state legislator, Cecil McCrory, were indicted on 49 counts of bribery and kickbacks related to their corruption scheme, and they both pleaded guilty.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility are not published online. Please contact the facility for their visitation hours.

General Visiting Rules

Visiting rules and regulations are made available to all inmates at the time of their admission into Wilkinson County Regional Correctional Facility. The same information will be made available to visitors upon request, but it is the responsibility of each inmate to provide his/her intended visitors with the rules and regulations concerning visitation.

No cellphones or personal belongings are allowed during your visit. You will be searched before visiting. If you are on probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision, you must obtain permission from your supervising officer and the facility superintendent prior to a visit.

If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate's extended family. If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dress Code


  • Shirts must be worn
  • No tank tops or bare midriffs
  • Shorts may not be above the knee
  • No cut-off shorts, jogging shorts, or biking shorts
  • Shoes/tennis shoes must be worn
  • Under shorts will be worn
  • Shorts and long pants must be worn above the hips
  • No hats or head covering of any kind


  • Shorts may not be above the knee
  • No hip huggers, cut-offs, jogging shorts or biking shorts
  • Skirts and dresses will not be above the knee
  • Slits will not extend above the knee when seated
  • No sheer clothing
  • No tank tops or bare midriffs
  • Shoes/tennis shoes must be worn
  • Bras and panties will be worn
  • No hat or head covering of any kind

Physical Address

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
2999 U.S. Highway 61 North
Woodville, MS 39669

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SmhPMwzKTmMQy6qx6

General Phone Number

​(601) 888-3199

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number, and Housing Unit
Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1889
Woodville, MS 39669

Inmates may send and receive mail with exceptions.  Exceptions include, but are not limited to:

  • Polaroid photos 
  • Nude or explicitly sexual photos 
  • Metal, glass, hard plastics, or wooden items 
  • Money orders, receipts of money orders or copies of money orders 
  • Packages 
  • Cassette/Video tapes/CD's
  • Hardback Books
  • Food items/hygiene/medical items 
  • Writing material, including stamps, must be purchased from Canteen
  • Sexually explicit material is subject to rejection

All mail received must be received in a legal or letter envelope.

All incoming and outgoing mail shall be censored only if there is possible evidence of contraband, plans for criminal activity, instructions for the manufacture of weapons, drug, or drug paraphernalia, or alcoholic beverages, threatened blackmail or extortion, coded content not understood by the reader, or plans for activities in violation of MDOC rules. 

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Mississippi, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are two different ways to put money on an inmate’s account:

Money orders

The Wilkinson County Correctional Facility only accepts Postal Money orders. The money order should be filled out completely and sent to:

Wilkinson County Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1889
Woodville, MS 39669

You must include the facility name, the inmate’s MDOC number, and the inmate’s name on all money orders.

Online Deposit

Waycross Bank & Trust offers you a fast and secure way to deposit money into an inmate's account using a credit or debit card. In order to deposit money, you will need to know the inmate's id or name. 

Programs For Inmates


  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Education Development


  • Job Readiness

Substance Abuse

  • Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program
  • Residential Drug Abuse Program

Life Skills

  • Cage Your Rage
  • Challenge Journals
  • Character Development
  • Coping with Anger
  • Facility Care Class
  • Getting it Right
  • Inside Out Dad
  • Responsible Living
  • Restoring Relationships
  • SAMSHA Anger Management
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Thinking For Good
  • Untangling Relationships


  • Individual Counseling
  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Ten Minute Cognitive Skills


  • Discipleship
  • House of Healing


  • Offender Orientation

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Careers at Wilkinson County Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Management and Training Corporation at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, you can find job listings by clicking here