will be made for limited prerelease preparation for prisoners who, by reason of their aggressive,
antisocial, impulsive behavior, and extremely disruptive influence are not amenable to the
prerelease program. Prisoners arriving with short sentences will attend only as much of the
prerelease program as the facility commander deems appropriate.
18. Each prisoner will be interviewed approximately 90 days prior to his release date and assisted
in preparing and forwarding applications to prospective employers and other agencies or services
that provide such assistance. Subject to the prisoner's written authorization, information will be
furnished to employment agencies or employers regarding the prisoner's occupational experience
19. Each prisoner will be interviewed to ensure compliance with applicable state laws concerning
violent or sex offender registration requirements and completion of the impact of crimes on victims
training prior to release.
20. When releasing prisoners, facility commanders must ensure operation procedures contain, at a
minimum, the following requirements:
a. Verification of identity and release papers.
b. Completion of all release arrangements, including notification of the parole authorities in
the jurisdiction of release.
c. A personal property check on all prisoners to ensure that no facility property leaves the
d. Review of pending legal actions, that is, grievances or claims for damages or lost
e. Medical screening and arrangements for community follow up where needed.
f. Forwarding of prisoners' mail.
21. Orientation for Prisoners. The confinement officer should establish an orientation program for
prisoners in RCFs who are being transferred to the USDB. This orientation should contain advice
to prisoners about the benefits derived from their willing participation in the educational and
vocational training activities of the facility. Prisoners should be informed that participation in these
activities would aid them immeasurably upon restoration to duty or return to civilian life.
22. Duties of Key Personnel. The services of psychiatrists and other medical doctors, dentists,
psychologists, social workers, lawyers, chaplains, and other professional specialists are essential
ingredients in the corrective process. At some facilities, selected specialists may be assigned to the
staff of the facility commander. At other facilities, all professional service support will be provided
by the installation. Facility commanders will request and installation or medical treatment facility
commanders will approve the appointment, on orders, of those specialists not authorized or on hand
at the correctional or confinement facility in sufficient numbers to accomplish their necessary