(2) The anus or inside other body cavities will not be searched. If it is suspected that unauthorized
articles may be hidden in these areas, the facility staff should request a medical officer to perform the search.
Some prisoners conceal narcotics in balloons or rubber bags that they either swallow or insert into the anal
cavity to be retrieved later. If this search is to be made later, the prisoner must be kept under constant
observation until it is done.
(3) If it is suspected that the prisoner may have swallowed an object, the facility staff should request a
medical officer to give him a medical examination.
(4) The prisoner's body will be closely observed for identifying marks, scars, tattoos, and evidence of
needle marks, rash, abnormal conditions, or evidence of illness. If these conditions are observed, report them
immediately to the correctional and medical officers.
(5) After the strip search has been completed, the prisoner will be directed to bathe (and shave if
required) under close supervision. The prisoner will be required to wash all areas of his body, particularly those
areas in which there is hair. (In some instances, narcotics users attempt to conceal narcotics in powdered form
in their hair.)
c. Examine the Prisoner.
Each newly confined prisoner will be examined by a medical officer, a warrant officer physician
assistant, or a nurse clinician within 24 hours after he is received at a confinement facility. This examination is
primarily for the benefit of other prisoners already in confinement and the new prisoner being processed into the
facility. The examination is used to determine if the new prisoner has any mental or physical limitations that
will prevent him from performing certain hard labor duties. It may also establish diet restrictions, physical
training limitations, medication requirements and so forth. A medical examination often identifies a
communicable disease that requires separation from other prisoners to prevent spreading. The results of this
examination will be recorded on DD Form 503 (Medical Examiner's Report; see figure 1-4) and filed in the
prisoner's correctional treatment file.
d. Process Fingerprint Records.
(1) Facility personnel prepare and process fingerprint cards for in-processing prisoners as follows:
(a) In those instances where verified information concerning an adjudged or sentenced prisoner's civil
criminal record is required, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Form FD 249 (US Department of Justice
Arrest Card) will be prepared and mailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, ATTN: Automatic Fingerprint
Division, Washington, D.C. 205379700, requesting an offender's criminal history record, if not previously
obtained. The block "REPLY REQUESTED" must be marked "Yes" to receive a criminal history report. The
form must also show the charge, final disposition, and sentence related to the offender's current confinement.
Each FBI Form FD 249 will include the Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) of the facility making the
submission and will be mailed directly to the FBI. (See figures 1-5 and 1-6.)
(b) When execution of a sentence to confinement of 1 year or more, or a punitive discharge or
dismissal occurs, action will be taken to report a prisoner's offense and sentence for entry on records of the FBI.
Note: At the time punitive discharge or dismissal is executed, the following actions, as appropriate,
will be taken: