19. Personal Assistance Agencies and Personnel.
a. Red Cross. The Red Cross is the primary source of personal inquiries and emergency
notification in the event of serious sickness or death. Personal fund grants or loans for
emergency situations are services also provided for the prisoner's benefit. Also furnished are
supplies of stationary and envelopes for personal correspondence. Prisoners will normally be
relieved of some of their tensions if they know the Red Cross is available to help them in an
b. Staff Judge Advocate (SJA). The SJA office is the source of assistance in any legal
problems prisoners may have. It is responsible for expeditious processing of military justice in
each prisoner's case. Instructors are also provided to the facility for the training of prisoners
c. Health Services. Health services are responsible for the operation of the facility
dispensary and the daily medical examination and treatment of prisoners on sick call. In
addition, health services conduct a weekly inspection of the facility's sanitary conditions that
may affect prisoner health. It provides mental hygiene consultation service for prisoners.
Instructor personnel are also provided for the education and training section for instruction in
first aid and hygiene. A daily inspection of all prisoners in close confinement is also conducted
by health services to ensure that they are not being adversely affected medically by their
d. Unit Commander. The prisoner's unit commander is responsible for accomplishing the
(1) Providing adequate clothing.
(2) Ensuring payment of the prisoner.
(3) Visiting the prisoner.
(4) Counseling the prisoner.
(5) Expeditiously processing military justice and administrative matters of each prisoner.
(6) Providing unit escorts until the prisoner's sentence is ordered into execution.
20. Prisoner Morale Support Fund. The prisoner morale support fund provides money for
recreational and welfare items and equipment that cannot be purchased from other funds or
obtained from the post agencies or activities. It is similar to the unit fund and functions in a
similar manner. Members of the facility staff are members of the prisoner morale support fund
council. Prisoners cannot be appointed as members of the council. Those members of the staff
who are normally appointed on orders to the council are: