Prisoners begin their confinement with their admissions processing. Facility staff can ease the impact of
confinement by processing the prisoners in an orderly manner and by carefully observing the prisoners' rights.
The manner and attitude of the facility staff also show the prisoners that discipline will be firm but fair.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Understand the basic duties and responsibilities in the custody and confinement of military
Use this subcourse.
Demonstrate competency of this task by achieving a minimum passing score of 70 percent on
the final subcourse examination.
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 190-
47, AR 210-174, AR 700-84, and AR 20-1.
While the confined individual is still a Soldier, his status changes from that of a duty Soldier to that of a
prisoner. Confinement places him in a different society and requires that he adjust to a changed environment.
The manner in which the prisoner makes these adjustments depends, to a great extent, upon the impressions
made during his in-processing.
1. Thoroughly qualified and trained personnel will be assigned to process incoming prisoners. They should
provide accurate information freely and helpfully to create an impression which will favorably affect the
prisoner's future conduct and attitude.
2. The procedures and actions for admitting and processing prisoners into an army confinement facility are
presented in the subsequent paragraphs. It may become necessary for the correctional officer to alter these
functions to fit the local and immediate situation. Nevertheless, the procedures and actions discussed below
must be performed during the initial confinement of prisoners. The order in which they are presented is only a
3. Confinement facility policy may require the corrections Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) to perform or
assist in the duties of in-processing newly confined prisoners. The first step to processing a newly confined
prisoner is to review the DD Form 2707 (Confinement Order). Ensure that the information is accurate and
complete on the confinement order. Your supervisor will sign the receipt portion of the form. If the receipt
portion of the form has already been signed by another cadre member, verify that the signature is accurate prior
to continuing with the in-processing.