six or more cells. (A selective gang -locking device permits the opening and closing of all cells simultaneously
on the "line" but also permits the opening and closing of single cells individually.)
(1) Before a new correctional supervisor assumes duties in any cellblock area, he should familiarize
himself with the operation of the gang-locking devices being used.
(2) Exit and corridor doors in confinement facilities that are not connected with gang-locking devices
will be fitted with heavy prison-type locks. Ordinary locks, asylum or hospital deadlocks, padlocks, and other
lightweight locks in the builder hardware class are not authorized for installation on cell doors for the
confinement of military prisoners.
(3) Locks will be keyed so that the key for the individual cells will not open cellblock doors or any
exterior doors. All keys, of course, must be properly secured or in the possession of an authorized person.
(4) In addition to exterior fencing around the facility, interior fencing may be used to secure maximum
custody areas, dining facility areas, supply rooms, and other critical areas that require added security measures.
b. The intercommunication system in a cellblock area should be tested to ensure it is operable. Lights, light
switches, and emergency lighting should also be tested. Bars should be inspected to ensure they are secured.
Keys and the key control roster should be inspected for accountability. All fixtures should be permanently
attached within the cellblock. Also, ensure that doors and gates lock from both sides and that an electrically-
operated lock cannot be pushed back by hand. Doorframes should not be loose; key slots should be free of
debris. An emergency power generator will be provided and located, when possible, outside the perimeter
fence. A weekly test of the generator will be made a matter of record in the daily blotter.
5. Basic Correctional Duties.
a. Use of Force.
(1) Instructions on the use of force will be incorporated in orders, plans, Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs), and instructions at all army confinement and correctional facilities. Only such force as is reasonably
necessary under all attendant circumstances will be employed. The use of firearms or other means of deadly
force is justified only under conditions of extreme necessity as a last resort.
(2) No person will use physical force against a prisoner except in self-defense, to prevent an escape, to
prevent injury to persons or damage to property, to quell a disturbance, to move an unruly prisoner, or as herein
otherwise authorized. In those instances when a prisoner refuses to bathe or comply with haircut or shave
standards, refuses to eat, accept necessary medical attention, or be vaccinated in accordance with army health
regulations, the prisoner may be restrained with the reasonable force necessary to administer the appropriate
action. Whenever it is necessary to use reasonable and necessary force for this purpose, the following will be
(a) Properly licensed barbers, or in the case of female prisoners, a beautician, as established by the
Army/Air Force Exchange System (AAFES), will be used if available. If no AAFES barber or beautician is
available, hair cutting or shaves may be administered by a senior correctional supervisor. Senior female
correctional supervisors will be used when hair cutting for female prisoners is required.
(b) The prisoner must be advised that failure to comply will result in the application of force to
accomplish the act.