THE U.S. ARMY DETENTION AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
The Army provides for the differing correctional needs of persons held for different periods of
confinement by maintaining a two-tiered correctional system. Although the mission at all levels of
the Army Corrections System (ACS) is to confine US prisoners and to provide correctional
treatment, the mission emphasis is based on the length of time prisoners are to be confined and the
facilities and services such confinement requires.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
ACTION: Demonstrate a working knowledge of terminology used in relation to ACS facilities and
roles of correctional officers.
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.
The ACS is composed of confinement facilities, Regional Corrections Facilities (RCFs), and a
centralized, long-term corrections facility, the USDB. This lesson is designed to assist in
understanding the role of the US Army corrections officer and noncommissioned officer and the
management of US Army Detention and Correctional Facilities.
PART A - Terminology.
1. RCFs provide multifaceted correctional treatment programs, vocational and military training,
administrative support, basic educational opportunity, employment, selected mental health
programs, custodial control, and training to prepare military prisoners for return to duty, if
determined suitable, or to civilian society as a productive citizen.
2. RCFs provide local installation pretrial confinement support. Pretrial confinement from other
installations may be coordinated through the DAPM-Military Police Department (MPD)-
Corrections & Internment (CI).
3. In order to better develop and increase your understanding of the material in this lesson and the
lessons to follow, it is required to become completely familiar with the following terms: