FIGURE 3-2. USDB ORGANIZATION.
9. Prisoner Reception. Frequently, a prisoner arrives at the USDB with feelings of fear, guilt,
anxiety, and helplessness. Confinement personnel can assist in minimizing these feelings by
orienting the prisoner to the positive aspects of the rehabilitation program. In addition, maintaining
compliance with all of the requirements of processing at the USDB, will reduce the administrative
burden of the receiving facility and expedite the prisoner's entry into the correctional treatment
program. The time immediately after a prisoner's arrival is of utmost importance to the prisoner and
the institution. The attitudes and behavior patterns developed at that time influence the prisoner's
adjustment to the correctional treatment program.
10. In addition to completing routine admission processing, each prisoner is talked to by the
commandant and key staff personnel shortly after arrival. These talks are designed to help the
prisoner understand the institution's correctional treatment program and objectives, to correct
misconceptions, to alleviate tensions, and to assure the prisoner of the staff's interest in his well-
11. The prisoner participates in a series of interviews with members of the professional staff and
completes a series of tests on educational achievement, mechanical and technical aptitudes, and
intelligence. This information is consolidated with additional information on the prisoner's