evaluation indicates that the prisoner has potential for further military service, the following factors,
among others, will be considered in determining the specific correctional treatment to be used.
a. Employment program. Will the prisoner and the service benefit more from constructive
group labor projects such as grading and installation maintenance, or from individual on-the-job
training, which combines useful labor with further training and experience in his MOS or a different
b. Training. Does the prisoner require individual training in some areas in addition to group
c. Education. Does the prisoner have an educational deficiency, which can be remedied by
available courses and facilities?
d. Medical. Does the prisoner possess physical deficiencies, which can be readily corrected by
medical treatment? Is it considered advisable for the prisoner to participate in programs of the
mental hygiene consultation service?
e. Religion. Does the prisoner need individual religious or character guidance counseling?
f. Leisure activities. Does the prisoner's personality and attitude indicate that he should be
guided into a particular leisure activity?
g. Military and civilian welfare agencies. Does the prisoner have family or financial problems,
which can be assisted by welfare agencies such as Army Emergency Relief or Red Cross?
30. When a specific correctional treatment plan has been established, continuous review of the plan
is still required. The correctional evaluation process conducted by the counseling and evaluation
section must continue throughout the prisoner's confinement. Changes in the prisoner's correctional
treatment program must be made when warranted, particularly after sufficient time has elapsed to
allow an adequate evaluation of the prisoner's response to counseling, training, and employment.
31. Prisoner counseling. The counseling and evaluation section uses counseling to assist prisoners in
identifying and solving their problems and as a means of aiding them to change their attitudes and
behavior. The counseling to be used consists of a series of contacts with a prisoner in which the
prisoner is offered assistance in defining personal problems, seeking solutions, and changing attitude
and behavior. From a technical standpoint, behavior-centered individual counseling will be used in
preference to group counseling.
32. Corrections NCOs, MOS 31E, with training and experience in counseling, will perform most of
the prisoner counseling at RCFs. Social work specialists, MOS 91G, under the supervision of a
social work officer, will also be used to ensure a well-balanced counseling program. Correctional
personnel are developed as counselors through training programs, participation in military and
civilian resident or extension school courses, and by attendance at regional and national correctional
conferences sponsored by federal, state, and other public agencies.