THE U.S. ARMY CORRECTIONAL AND CONFINEMENT PROGRAM
This subcourse is designed to teach the philosophy and structure of the Army correctional system.
The lessons contained in this subcourse will assist in understanding the role of the US Army
corrections officer and noncommissioned officer and the management of US Army detention and
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic concepts of the Army
correctional and confinement system.
You will have this subcourse.
You must demonstrate knowledge of the task by scoring at least 70 percent
correct answers on the final subcourse examination.
Today, Army corrections have embarked upon a journey acclaimed by many as a new era in
correctional treatment concepts. More meaningful correctional treatment methods than have
previously been used are now in actual practice in military confinement and correctional facilities.
The words, actual practice, are stressed, as there is often a considerable amount of rhetoric between
theory and practice. What the Army does--works, and it works quite well. It is no longer
satisfactory for the military to imprison its offenders and either return them to duty, presumably
wiser as a result of their experience, or merely discharge them to civilian life if they cannot be
returned to duty.
PART A - Terminology
1. Only during recent years has the Army attempted to transform the unhealthy or antisocial
actions of those convicted into the proper actions of good Soldiers and citizens. The Army does this
by focusing its efforts and attentions on correcting the behavior of the military offender such that
the offender returns either to duty or to the civilian community as a law-abiding citizen with a
heightened sense of responsibility.
2. To better develop and increase understanding of the material in this lesson and the lessons to
follow, become completely familiar with:
a. Adjudged Prisoner: An enlisted military member, a US Military Academy cadet, or
civilian, in confinement whose sentence has not been ordered into execution. Pursuant to a sentence
adjudged by a court-martial.