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Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Yuma, Arizona

The mission of the MCAS Yuma brig is to provide the Commanding Officer Level I confinement capabilities of military members from all branches of the armed service on board MCAS, Yuma, AZ. All military commanders are authorized to confine personnel accused of a crime serious enough to warrant pre-trial confinement or those already convicted by a Court-Martial. 

Established in 2019, subsequent to an infrastructure re-designation upgrade, the Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations (PSL Corrections), designated this facility as a Level I Marine Corps Military Correctional Facility (MCF) authorized to support pretrial confinement, and post-trial confinement for up to one year with a rated capacity of seven (7). Currently, adjudged prisoners with sentences to confinement for more than 30 days are transferred to a MCF with appropriate programs and manpower to facilitate complete level I capabilities.

The philosophy of Naval Corrections is based on the recognition of the fact that, whether it is confinement or in some other form, punishment alone is seldom corrective. Confinement is punishment because it denies members their liberty and separates them from family, friends and most normal activities. It means loss of status and disapproval of the individual offender by the military society. Confinement sharply limits the confinee's privileges, freedom of action, and opportunities for personal satisfaction. Therefore the member is confined as punishment and not for punishment.

Ref: SECNAV M-1640.1: The purpose of confinement. An individual is sentenced to confinement as punishment, for rehabilitation, and as a deterrent to other individuals. Sentences to confinement express retribution demanded by society that the individual offended and removes offenders from society for a specified period. The confinement period must be oriented towards the rehabilitation of the prisoner.
The following must be in possession upon reception:

Pre-Trial Prisoners

  • Original Confinement Order (DD 2707 (2022 Version) Complete with a certified examination by a Medical Officer, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant (not an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) or corpsman).
  • Medical and Dental Records (If Applicable)
  • Military Protective Order (If Applicable)

Post-Trial Prisoners

  • Original Confinement Order (DD 2707 (2022 Version) Complete with a certified examination by a Medical Officer, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician’s Assistant (not an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) or corpsman)
  • Original Victim/Witness Certification and Election (DD 2704)
  • Statement of Trial Results or Report Results of Trial
  • Plea Agreement
  • Charge Sheets
  • Medical and Dental Records (If Applicable)


  • Ensure all confinements arrive with all the items listed on the “MCAS Yuma Brig Confinement Gear Checklist”.
  • Items not listed will not be accepted into the facility and returned to the Command Representatives.
  • Confinement uniform is “Green on Green” PT gear.
  • All gear must be brought in a mesh laundry bag; Sea Bags will not be accepted. 

Please contact us at (928) 269-2881 or at our email address,

Commands must have qualified escorts to move both pre-trial and post-trial prisoners. To be qualified, personnel must meet screening criteria, attend a one-day Brig Escort Chaser Class and pass a written proficiency test. Successful completion will result in the issuance of an Escort Identification Card (NAVPERS 1640/18). The certification is good for one year.
Brig Escort classes will be conducted on a quarterly basis at the Sonoran Pueblo. Brig Escort Classes are normally scheduled on the first week of the first month, every quarter. In order to attend the escort class, units are required to send a signed copy of the pre-screening letter via e-mail to the Brig Training Staff. The class begins promptly at 0730. Attendees who show up after 0800 will be turned away. Please send all nomination forms to For any questions or concerns please contact the brig at X2881.The scheduled class dates in 2023 include the following:

January 11, 2024

April 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

October 11, 2024

Click Here for the Escort Nomination Form

Sexual abuse and sexual harassment is a criminal act that is absolutely incompatible with our core values, high standards of professionalism, and personal discipline. All Marine Corps confinement facilities maintain a zero-tolerance policy approach in all cases of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). It is our goal to eliminate sexual abuse and sexual harassment incidents that impact staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners. To reach this goal, we have established a standardized and effective sexual assault prevention and victim assistance program at the command level that meets mandated reporting requirements without unduly compromising victim confidentiality or safety, or generating fear of reprisal; and will provide education to staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and prisoners on socially responsible standards of behavior and factors that contribute to victimization.


PREA Reporting

Rape or any form of sexual misconduct is not part of any sentence or confinement ,and our facilities encourage any and all forms of reporting, to include prisoner family members and representatives to the following agencies, community-based, or outside organizational resources.





Marine Corps Air Station Yuma