(5) Efficiency. How well does the prisoner accomplish his assigned tasks?
(6) Health. Does the prisoner appear to be in good health? Is he flushed, pale, nervous, or dull? Does
he have a visible injury such as a limp?
(7) Group activities. What type of group has the prisoner joined, attempted to join, or refused to join?
NOTE: Although the presence of a problem in one of these areas is not a complete indication that the
prisoner needs assistance, continued problems in these areas are an indication that professional counseling
may be required.
5. Internment Resettlement Specialists play a major role in identifying prisoners who have problems. Because
of their daily contact with prisoners, they are a vital source of information to counselors. Because Internment
Resettlement Specialists work so closely with prisoners, they must have an understanding of human behavior.
How they treat prisoners will have a bearing on prisoner attitudes. If prisoners do not trust or respect
Internment Resettlement Specialists, they will not seek assistance from them. As previously stated, it is much
easier to help a prisoner when he recognizes he has a problem and seeks assistance on his own. When this
happens, the internment resettlement specialist normally refers him to the appropriate counseling agency.
However, in most cases, the prisoner will not seek assistance on his own, but will attempt to conceal his
problem. In this situation, the problem normally shows in poor performance or in abnormal behavior. A good
example of this is the problem prisoner. In many cases, a prisoner is a problem because he has a problem. By
helping him solve his own problems and readjust his way of thinking, his performance and attitude can be
6. Anytime an internment resettlement specialist feels that a prisoner's behavior is abnormal; he should take
appropriate action to report the behavior to his supervisors so assistance may be given to the prisoner. The
internment resettlement specialist should remember that he would be criticized more for taking no action than
for taking what he believes to be correct action. An Internment resettlement specialist can inform his
supervisors of a problem prisoner through the observation or disciplinary reports. These forms are used to keep
the commander informed of the prisoners in his charge. Basic information includes name, Social Security
Number (SSN), Identification (ID) number, custody level, quarters/detail, cellblock/dormitory, cell
number/bunk number, type of observation and summary of the observation or incident. DD Form 2713 and DD
Form 2714 are shown at figures 2-1 and 2-2a-b. See figures 3-2 through 3-4 in Lesson 3 for completed
examples. These reports should be used to ensure that all appropriate agencies and individuals are informed of
an incident or observation involving a prisoner.