8. Conditions that might lead to disorders or riots should be thoroughly analyzed and
expeditiously corrected. Some are--
a. Lack of standard and uniform operational policies throughout a facility. This condition is
corrected by establishing complete operational policies, in writing, that conform to the uniform
policies established in Army confinement and correction regulations.
b. Poor management of the facility, with particular emphasis on fluctuating policy,
favoritism and prejudice, delayed and unfair punishment, abusive treatment, and accumulated
distrust and tension. This condition is corrected by following Army regulations that set forth
specific responsibilities for uniform operation and administration of Army confinement facilities
and correctional treatment methods.
PART F- Emergency Plans for Prisoner Disorders.
1. Each confinement facility must have a published plan for the control of prisoner disorders.
Local situations will dictate the specific requirements and details that must be incorporated into
local operating procedures. This plan must be readily available to the staff, but must also be
protected from the prisoner population to preclude unauthorized disclosure of the procedures and
actions to be used. The prisoner disorder plan will, as a minimum--
a. Designate persons to be responsible for the implementation of the plan and for
implementing alarms and instructions.
b. Set forth the immediate actions required for notification of responsible individuals.
c. Establish means of isolation, removal, and identification of prisoners and ringleaders.
d. Indicate action to be taken to overcome disorders occurring outside the confinement
facility involving prisoners.
e. Contain a means of securing and accounting for prisoners during and following
implementation of the plan.
f. Establish investigation procedures for determining the cause of the disturbance,
identifying the ringleaders, and recommending actions to prevent recurrences.
g. Reflect procedures for testing the plan at least once every 6 months (IAW AR 190-47).
h. Contain instructions concerning employment of priorities of force, emergency
2. Priorities of force. In any situation, only such force will be employed as is reasonably
necessary under all attendant circumstances. No person will place hands on a prisoner except in
self-defense, to prevent an escape, to prevent injury to persons or damage to property, or to quell a
disturbance. In controlling or moving an unruly prisoner, sufficient personnel should be used to