(3) Authorized ammunition for armed corrections officers (perimeter and escort corrections officers) is
number 9 shot in trap loads of 2 3/4 grams equivalent of powder and 1 1/8 ounces of shot for shotguns, and 5.56
ball ammunition for M-16/M-4 rifles. Tower guards may use number 00 buckshot ammunition.
(4) Machineguns and submachine guns will not be used to supervise military prisoners. Weapons will
not be taken inside the controlled area of the ACS except at the expressed direction of the facility commander or
6. Hospitalized Prisoners.
The commanders of medical treatment facilities may provide treatment within the medical treatment
facility or other facilities approved by the Department of the Army, Provost Marshal General (DAPM) for
hospitalized prisoner patients. The following policies apply to the custody and control of hospitalized military
a. Custody and control of hospitalized pretrial prisoners and Outside the Continental United States
(OCONUS) post trial prisoners are the responsibility of the prisoner's parent unit commander.
b. Inpatient psychiatric prisoner patients may be treated only in a military, Department of Veterans Affairs,
state, or federal prison facility approved by DAPM.
a. Medical examinations and treatment usually require the use of instruments and medications that are
hazardous to custody and control. Medications and equipment should be secured when not in use. They should
be inventoried frequently. If the facility does not have a dispensary, medications prescribed for prisoners
should be kept in a centrally located, locked container.
b. Corrections NCOs usually dispense medications to prisoners in the cellblock. They supervise the
ingestion or application of medications. Prescription medicines, however, are best dispensed by qualified
medical personnel whenever possible. The corrections NCOs are also responsible for accurately maintaining
the medication issue registers.
c. Prisoners receive the same dental care as other Soldiers. When medication is prescribed for dental
problems, the same precautions used to administer and store other medications apply.
d. The corrections NCOs responsible for the issue of medications must ensure that each prisoner is given
only the type and amount of medication prescribed for him and that the medication is used as directed.
8. Dining Facility Guard Duties.
When properly operated, the prisoner dining facility is a valuable aid to the correctional treatment program.
Otherwise, it may be a source of discontentment or disorder and may constitute a hazard to custody and control.
When prisoners are in the dining facilities, supervisors will ensure that--
a. Prisoners are dressed uniformly.
b. Aisles between rows of tables are wide enough so you can move about without danger of being jostled