TRANSFER, DISPOSITION, AND PRISONER
Disposition to confinement begins by confining the individual at a confinement facility until the sentence has
been approved by the convening authority. When convening authority approval occurs, the prisoner may or
may not be confined in the appropriate facility for serving his sentence. In the latter case, action must be taken
to transfer the prisoner to the appropriate facility.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Learn prisoner movement requirements and the duties and responsibilities of escort guards.
Use this subcourse.
Demonstrate competency of this task by achieving a minimum passing score of 70
percent on the final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR 190-
47 and FM 3-19.40.
Every individual sentenced to confinement would be confined at the Regional Confinement Facility or the
United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB). The army has two types of facilities to carry out the philosophy
of confinement and corrections. Transfer from one confinement facility to another is necessary based on a
prisoner's sentence situation, as affected by the criteria for designating a facility, and his individual correctional
treatment needs. Specific policies have been established to provide for the uniform transfer of prisoners from
one confinement facility to another.
Responsibilities of escort guards and the precautions and procedures for escorting prisoners by foot, motor
vehicle, and air.
1. Transfer and Disposition Policies. It is required that a prisoner be transferred expeditiously to the
confinement facility in which his sentence is to be served, but not until it has been determined that there are no
additional sentences by court-martial which have been promulgated. An adjudged prisoner or officer prisoner
may be retained in the trial area if the convening authority considers it necessary. Prisoners will arrive at
gaining facilities during normal duty hours during duty days. Prisoners assigned to confinement facilities
whose adjudged punitive discharge or dismissal is ordered executed will be dropped from the rolls effective on
the date of discharge or dismissal.