a. Worship services should be conducted within the facility whenever possible. Services
should include the needs of the individual prisoner's faith. Custody and control requirements
may require minor changes in the order of worship of religious services. This is only done with
approval of the chaplain.
b. The chaplain counsels those prisoners who may have religious, personal, or social
problems and he makes every attempt to help prisoners solve their problems. The chaplain can
provide information to the facility commander concerning a prisoner's problem, and can make
suggestions for a particular correctional treatment plan beneficial to the prisoner.
c. Human self-development instruction may be conducted on a monthly basis by the facility
chaplain who selects a topic having moral and social significance.
d. The chaplain may also sponsor and organize choirs, discussion groups, and welfare
operations designed to aid the prisoner in solving personal and family problems.
e. The chaplain's office provides religious books, pamphlets, and other material of a
religious nature for use by prisoners.
16. Educational Training. Prisoners should be encouraged to further their civilian and military
education by participating in programs at the post level and pursuing self-study courses and
enrolling in various Army correspondence courses.
17. Courses available to the prisoners through the self-study program can do much to improve
the prisoner's educational background, to teach new skills, or to improve present skills.
Correspondence courses are available from the Institute for Professional Development and are an
excellent means through which prisoners may improve their Military Occupational Specialty
(MOS) skills or develop new ones. These courses should be encouraged for those prisoners
returning to military duty.
18. Additional sources of educational training are:
a. Post-level education and General Educational Development (GED) courses. These
courses are available from the post education center and should be used as often as possible.
b. College courses which are offered through correspondence or resident attendance.
College Level Entrance Program (CLEP) tests can be completed in coordination with the post
c. The post education center provides materials and services to the facility consisting of
textbooks and references, post-level education GED courses, testing, and qualified instructors, if
d. Prisoners should be encouraged to participate in educational programs. Benefits from
these programs can be measured in successful, correctional treatment and fewer problems for