c. Upon completion of the shakedown inspection, and before the prisoners are allowed back into the
cellblock or the common area, conduct a strip search of the prisoners. Any contraband or unauthorized articles
will be seized and an Observation or Disciplinary Report filed.
12. Control Materials and Supplies.
In addition to all the other duties and responsibilities of a cellblock guard, he must also control and account
for all materials and supplies located within his area of responsibility. Only authorized materials and supplies
are allowed in the cellblock and must be properly accounted for on the facility checklist. A physical count of all
janitorial equipment must be made upon assuming duties. Any new items received are added to the inventory
and any items used during the janitor's tour of duty are subtracted. The guard must ensure that workmen and
other persons take their tools, materials, including all scrap materials, and supplies with them when they leave.
13. Control Personnel Entry and Exit.
a. To maintain proper control in a confinement facility, only authorized persons are allowed in a cellblock
area. It is the cellblock guard's duty to screen all persons attempting entry to the cellblock area and to allow
entry to only those persons authorized. Authorized persons include the facility commander, chaplain, prisoner's
attorney, medical officer or his representative, official visitors if they are escorted, and prisoners assigned to the
cellblock with the permission of the cellblock guard.
b. Unauthorized persons will be denied entry to the cellblock area. Examples of unauthorized persons are
prisoners not assigned to the cellblock, unescorted official visitors, unofficial visitors, and prisoners assigned to
the cellblock who do not have permission of the cellblock guard to enter.
c. If the confinement facility uses a pass system to allow prisoners to move from one point to another
without an escort or guard, entry to a cellblock will be granted if the prisoner possesses a valid pass authorizing
him to enter the cellblock area. Each person releasing, receiving, or passing a prisoner through gates or doors
outside the prisoner's immediate quarters or work area will record such action in ink on the pass, including the
time, place, rank, and last name of the guard on duty. Used passes will then be collected when the prisoner
returns to the place of issue.
14. Tower Guard Duties.
a. Tower guards will observe specific sectors of the perimeter and the grass inside and outside the facility.
They will also observe other areas within their range of vision even though the areas may be in another guard's
sector. They will remain alert for unusual activities and will report all violations of rules and regulations.
b. Tower guards are armed with 12-gage shotguns and must thoroughly understand the policy on the use
of force and deadly force.
c. Tower guards will keep prisoners away from the perimeter fence and prevent anyone from
communicating with prisoners near the perimeter fence. They will make sure articles are not handed or thrown
d. Tower guards are alert to escape situations and will take appropriate action to stop any escape attempt.
Tower guards will also provide protection for the compound guards who are in constant contact with the
prisoners. Other guards are alerted to escape situations and appropriate action is taken to stop any escape