prisoner. Apply and tighten the other leg iron in the same way. Check to be sure the leg irons are not too tight,
then double-lock them. Check double-lock by squeezing the irons.
Note: Hand irons will always be placed on a prisoner before applying leg irons. If the prisoner
will not cooperate, place him face down on the floor to apply leg irons. Have at least one
corrections NCO present and use only the minimum amount of force necessary to overcome the
d. Movement by Foot.
(1) Prisoners are moved by foot when the distance involved is short enough to justify this method or
when no other means of transportation is available.
(2) Prior to your departure from the facility, you must ensure that each prisoner you are going to
escort is identified on a DD Form 2708 (Receipt for Prisoner or Detained Person). You must check the form
to make sure it is administratively correct and sign it. When you depart the facility, you must have a copy
of the DD Form 2708 in your possession (see figure 4-1).
(3) Frisk search each prisoner. In addition to checking your DD Form 2708, you must ensure each
prisoner is frisk searched prior to leaving the facility. If contraband is found on a prisoner, you will not
depart the facility with him, but report your finding to your supervisor and write a disciplinary report.
(4) If you are escorting one prisoner, position yourself to the rear and right or left of the prisoner.
Ensure you stay out of his reach. If escorting more than one prisoner, you will:
(a) Place the prisoners in a single file or a column of twos, depending on the number of
prisoners you are escorting.
(b) Position yourself 6 to 8 feet behind and slightly to the left or right of the formation.
(c) Position assisting Internment/Resettlement Specialist on the flanks of the formation.
(d) Rapidly move the prisoners along the most direct route to the designated point.
(5) In some cases, you will have to be armed to escort prisoners. When you are, make sure that you
keep your weapon on the opposite side of your body, away from the prisoner.
(6) Move the prisoners as quickly as possible and along the most direct route to your destination.
Remember don't sacrifice safety and control of the prisoners for speed.
(7) Prisoners will not talk or engage in horseplay at any time. Sometimes you may have to stop the
formation and make corrections. Do so in a firm manner.
(8) Don't allow anyone or anything to pass between you and the formation. While marching, you
may have to adjust your position left or right to do this.
(9) Formation should be facing oncoming traffic when marching to their destination so the guard(s)
can observe oncoming traffic.