(c) Dropped Charges. When charges are withdrawn against a prisoner who has been confined, a
properly authenticated release order will be executed, and the prisoner will be released immediately.
(d) Casual Prisoner. Where disposition instructions have been received from the prisoner's
commander, the prisoner will be released for movement to the place designated by the commander.
(2) Release Gratuities. Prisoners returning to duty following completion of confinement do not receive
release gratuities. However, upon release, parole prisoners will be furnished the gratuities set forth below:
(a) Civilian outer clothing, if needed, in accordance with AR 700-84.
(b) Transportation to parole destination in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations that are
borne by the government.
(c) A cash discharge gratuity in accordance with Department of Defense Military Pay and
Allowances Entitlement's Manual.
(3) Funds and Stamp Release.
Prior to a prisoner being released from confinement, the custodian will close out the prisoner's personal
deposit fund account and will release the prisoner's funds to him buy issuing a check or a petty cash payment.
The prisoner will acknowledge the correctness of the balance reflected and receipt for the same. Along with
this, the prisoner's stamp account will be added to the personal deposit fund.
(4) Prisoner's Release Order.
(a) In all instances regarding prisoner release, a DD Form 2718 must be completed. This form is
not used when a prisoner is transferred to another confinement location. In those cases, special orders or travel
orders will be the official document for accomplishing the transfer of prisoners. The DD Form 2718 is
normally authenticated by the facility commander if the authority has been delegated in writing by the
installation commander for permanent release of a prisoner.
(b) If the prisoner is being released from confinement with an executed punitive discharge or
dismissal, an officer on the facility staff authenticates the exact time and date of release. In the space Reason
for Release, he enters, "Released per expiration of sentence to dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge,
or confinement--dismissal (as appropriate) executed." See figure 5-1.