a. Abatement: Deduction of time from the term of a sentence to confinement, which may
be earned for actual work employment, education achievements, life/property saving acts, or for
services performed other than that normally associated with regular work assignment.
b. Administrative Segregation: The incarceration of a prisoner or prisoners apart from the
general prisoner population done for the good of the prisoner or good of the larger population.
c. Approved: The term used to describe action taken when the convening authority
sanctions the findings and the sentence or a part thereof.
d. Close Confinement: Refers to the confinement of prisoners under increased supervision
and separate from the main prisoner group in quarters especially designated by the correctional
officer for that purpose.
e. Commander: An officer appointed by appropriate orders as the commanding officer of
an ACS facility. Responsible for the facility's administration and operation. Also oversees the
custody, control, and correctional treatment of prisoners assigned to the facility.
f. Contraband: Any item accessible by a prisoner forbidden by law, regulation, or
directive of the facility commander inside or outside the confinement/correctional facility.
g. Correctee: A term use to address and report personnel undergoing correctional custody.
h. Correctional Custody: The legal restraint of a person during duty or nonduty hours, or
i. Correctional Facility: A facility providing correctional treatment to military prisoners to
motivate them for return to military duty or return to the civilian community.
j. Detainee: A suspect of a crime that is held in temporary custody by the military police
while waiting for determination of further status.
k. Disciplinary Segregation: The incarceration of a prisoner apart from the general
population as a result of punishment for offenses committed while confined at an ACS facility.
l. Escape: Any instance of a prisoner breaching the authorized limits of military custody or
incarceration before being released by proper authority.
m. Earned Time (ET): The abatement earned by prisoners through work performance,
program participation, or extraordinary achievements, which is used to reduce sentence to
n. Earned Time Detail (ETD): Work programs that the facility commander designates as
qualifying for award of ET.