c. Sufficient guards are provided for adequate control of prisoners going to and from the dining facility
and while they are in the dining facility.
d. A traffic plan is initiated that provides for the orderly and expeditious movement of prisoners within the
dining facility. It should include progressive seating from the front to the rear of the dining facility. The plan
should preclude conflicting traffic and the congregation of large groups.
e. Prisoners are not permitted to carry food out of the dining facility.
f. Silverware is inspected and the pieces counted before and after meals prior to dismissing the prisoners
from their tables.
g. Each prisoner is frisk searched before leaving the dining facility to ensure no one leaves the area with
9. Cellblock Guard Duties.
A schedule of calls is a list of events for a typical day at a confinement facility. A cellblock guard or
corrections NCO would be required to respond to each call by taking certain actions. An example of the
response required is as follows:
a. First Call. When announced, the cadre will turn on the lights in the cellblock and ensure that all of the
prisoners get out of their bunks.
b. Chow Call. When the dining facility call is announced, you will have your prisoners form up and then
escort them to the dining facility for breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals. Additionally, you will assist in
controlling the prisoners in the dining facility.
c. Sick Call. When sick call is announced, all prisoners that turned in sick call slips will be escorted to the
d. Headcount/Roll Call. When headcount/roll call is announced, all prisoners will be escorted to the
compound and formed up by cellblock or prisoner status for accountability. During inclement weather, the
counts will be conducted indoors by having the prisoners fall in by their bunks for accountability.
e. Medication Call. When medication call is announced, all prisoners who require medication will be
administered the proper dose of their medication by the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the
cell block, or the prisoners may be escorted to the facility dispensary for medication issue; this may depend on
facility SOP or the nature of the medication that the prisoner requires.
f. Daily Cellblock Inspections. The prisoners will be required to stand by their bunks, at the position of
attention, until the inspection is completed. A cellblock must remain in "inspection ready" condition at all
g. Work Call. When work call is announced, you will escort the prisoners in your cellblock to the
compound. All prisoners are required to perform work of some type during the duty day, unless there is some
type of medical condition that would preclude this.