a. Installation Trustees are prisoners considered to require little custodial supervision. Trustees may be
permitted to live, work, and train with minimum supervision, and may be granted other privileges, as deemed
appropriate by the facility commander. Trustees will be required to execute a locally devised agreement
prescribing area and time limitations deemed necessary for correctional treatment, training, and control
b. Minimum Custody grade prisoners are considered as being sufficiently dependable as to require little
correctional supervision and may be employed or trained outside the confinement facility under unarmed
supervisors. Minimum custody prisoners are quartered in the less secure housing units within the facility.
c. Medium Custody grade prisoners are considered to require continuous custodial supervision but whose
conduct is not considered to present threat to life, limb, or property. Prisoners so classified will be under
unarmed supervisors when employed outside the confinement facility. Under such conditions, prisoners will be
employed in a ratio of not more than three prisoners to one supervisor. Medium custody prisoners are quartered
within the facility in secured quarters.
d. Maximum Custody grade is the classification assigned to newly arrived prisoners until an initial
assignment board is conducted. It is also the classification assigned to prisoners under sentence of death and
prisoners considered requiring continuous correctional supervision or who are considered extremely violent or
an escape risk. Prisoners so classified will be employed only inside the confinement facility.
e. Occasionally, specific prisoners must be separated from the larger population for more intense custodial
supervision. Facility commanders may authorize the segregation of prisoners either individually or by groups.
Such segregation may be done for the good of the segregated prisoner or for the good of the larger population.
Officer prisoners will be segregated from other prisoners unless segregation is waived by the officer prisoner.
A detained prisoner (pretrial) will be segregated from all post-trial prisoners. Maximum custody prisoners will
be segregated from minimum and medium custody prisoners.
2. Control Measures.
a. The Army Corrections System (ACS) facility commanders are authorized to restrict the movement and
actions of prisoners and to take such other measures as are necessary to maintain control of prisoners, to protect
the safety and welfare of prisoners and others, and to ensure the orderly administration of the facility. In
making changes to existing routines and procedures, facility personnel shall take care to avoid changes that are
likely to seriously affect morale or result in group disturbances and other serious incidents among prisoners. All
reported infractions of institutional rules and violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) will be
properly investigated, as will as escapes and major disorders.
b. The confinement officer or his authorized representative will conduct roll call at a morning formation
prior to breakfast. Head count will be made immediately upon the return of all prisoners from work details and
at noon formations. Roll call will also be made at the evening formation. A bed check will be made between
taps and midnight and once again between midnight and reveille. The correctional facility staff duty officer or
military police duty officer will conduct a bed check between midnight and reveille, and at such other times as
the installation or facility commander may direct. The presence of prisoners in the confinement facility is
assured by the various counts and roll calls.
c. Unscheduled and unannounced inspections will be made of prisoners and places where prisoners work or
are quartered. Searches will be made of all buildings within the facility. Care should be exercised in the
conduct of shakedowns and searches to prevent undue disturbance of the prisoner's quarters or damage to