d. At times it is necessary to permit individual prisoners to move throughout the confinement facility
without guard escort. A facility commander may, if necessary, establish a facility pass/badge system to control
prisoner movement without escort, permitting prisoners to move to interviews, visits, examinations, and other
authorized places without a guard escort but under control.
(1) A prisoner will receive a pass from the starting place and will carry it to and from his appointment.
The pass will be checked by guards as the prisoner enters and leaves any doors or compounds to ascertain that
he is en route to an approved destination. If the prisoner does not return from an appointment within a
reasonable time, the person initiating the pass should immediately notify the correctional supervisor on duty.
(2) Mass or group movement of prisoners to and from work, the dining facility, recreation area, and so
forth will be orderly, punctual, and well supervised in a military formation. Disorganized, straggled, and poorly
supervised movement encourages low morale and constitutes custody hazards. Methods of proper control
movement may vary according to the physical layout of the confinement facility and the availability of
e. Cleaning supplies will be stored under lock and key and issued only to designated prisoners. They will
be used under the direct supervision of custodial personnel.
f. Tools will be issued each day on a check-out and check-in record. Kitchen knives, cleavers, and similar
kitchen equipment will be locked in a secure container when not in use. Supervisors will be responsible for the
accountability of such items.
g. Many flavoring extracts contain alcohol and alcoholic concoctions can be brewed from sugar, yeast, and
many dried and fresh fruits and vegetables. Dining facility and custodial personnel will maintain close and
constant supervision to prevent the theft of such items and subsequent conversion to intoxicants.
h. Precautions will be taken to prevent prisoners from converting equipment into weapons or escape tools.
Equipment that is potentially dangerous will be eliminated from the confinement facility or modified with the
concurrence of the responsible supply agency; for example, adapters for double-decking beds could be used as
clubs and therefore should be spot-welded to prevent disassembly from the beds.
3. Prohibited Security Measures. Actions such as using restraining devices, such as leg irons, during prisoner
employment to create a chain gang are prohibited. Patrol dogs may be used to track escaped prisoners, but will
not be used to guard prisoners at a confinement facility or at an employment site. A prisoner will not be secured
to a fixed object, except in emergencies or when specifically approved by the facility commander to prevent
potential danger to the prisoner, correctional personnel and/or the community. Oleoresin Capsicum (OC)
cayenne pepper and riot control agents (as applicable) are the only chemical agents authorized for use. Medical
authorities should be consulted to assess health risks to prisoners prior to using OC pepper and/or riot control
agents. Electrically charged fences are strictly forbidden as is the use of machine guns in towers or on work
4. Physical Security Duties.
a. The Office of the Chief of Engineers (OCE) is responsible for determining standards for locking devices
that meet the requirements of the Law Enforcement Division. In combustible buildings used for the
confinement of prisoners, manually operated limited gang-locking devices will be installed on each line of three
or more cells. (A gang-locking device permits the simultaneous opening or closing of all cell doors on the line.)
In noncombustible buildings, manually operated selective gang-locking devices will be installed on each line of