(5) Prisoners placed in AS may be kept in close confinement either 24 hours a day or only at night.
Prisoners placed in AS or special quarters may be employed in work or required to undergo training consistent
with their custody and classification and the circumstances necessitating their segregation. Prisoners in
segregation will be allowed a minimum of 1 hour per day of physical exercise per 5 days a week unless security
or safety considerations dictate otherwise. They may be used on employment projects if such work is consistent
with control procedures and the purpose of their segregation.
(6) A corrections NCO must check each prisoner in close confinement to ensure he is safe and secure.
He must also watch for burned out lights, clogged toilets, and other conditions that may create a hazard to the
prisoner's health. He must watch for any contraband or unauthorized items the prisoner may have. Some of the
things that are allowed for other prisoners may not be allowed for prisoners in close confinement. The close
confinement personnel will escort authorized persons within the cellblock area of close confinement.
b. Use of DD Form 509 (Inspection Record of Prisoner in Segregation).
(1) DD Form 509 (see figure 3-5) will be maintained on every prisoner in Disciplinary Segregation
(DS), every suicide risk, and other prisoners in AS as the facility commander directs. A DD Form 509 will be
posted outside the cell of every prisoner that requires one. Pertinent information on the DD Form 509 will
provide the corrections NCO with the proper guidance in the supervision of the prisoner. As an example, the
facility commander may require the corrections NCO to check a prisoner every 30 minutes. This requirement
would be indicated on the DD Form 509 and the corrections NCO would be required to initial the report each
time a check was made on the prisoner.
(2) The importance of the DD Form 509 may also be illustrated by using another example. In a
situation in which the corrections NCO has been instructed to take a particular DS prisoner for shower and
shave call, the corrections NCO will review the DD Form 509 for any special instructions and ensure the
prisoner has all the items he needs while in the latrine. The prisoner is escorted to the latrine and closely
watched as he showers and shaves. Items not allowed in the cell will be collected and the prisoner escorted
back to his cell. The items previously collected from the prisoner will be secured in a locked container or
disposed of in accordance with current policy.
c. When using the straitjacket to control or move an unruly prisoner, sufficient custodial personnel should
be used to overcome the individual's resistance without the necessity of strong-arm tactics associated with man-
to-man confrontation; for example, in a situation where a male prisoner refuses to comply with haircut or shave
standards or a female prisoner refuses to comply with hair length or style standards, the prisoner may be
restrained and reasonable force used, as necessary, to administer an appropriate haircut or shave.
(1) A straitjacket is used only under the most drastic conditions. Always remember that its use is
temporary and the individual in the straitjacket is not completely helpless. At least five corrections personnel
are required to put the straitjacket on a prisoner--one to put the straitjacket on the prisoner and four to control
the prisoner (one person on each arm and leg).
(2) The straitjacket must be inspected for worn areas, weak straps, tears, and overall acceptable
serviceability. After the inspection, approach the suicide risk or intractable prisoner with extreme caution,
continually reasoning with the prisoner as you approach from the front. The other corrections personnel
approach from the sides and rear. (If possible, modify the approach to fit the situation.)