THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Establish, supervise, and monitor prisoners' mail, communication, and visitor
In this lesson, you will learn to determine how prisoner communications
facilitate the correctional treatment process; demonstrate working knowledge of the nature and
extent of privileged communications; discuss the processing of prisoners' mail and maintenance
of correspondence records; and discuss visiting rights and procedures.
CONDITION: Use this subcourse.
STANDARD: You must demonstrate knowledge of the task by scoring at least 70 percent
correct answers on the final subcourse exam.
Manual for Courts-Martial
It is in the best interest of prisoners that they are encouraged to communicate with their families
and other persons interested in their well-being. Further, the right of prisoners to send and
receive mail, to make their problems and complaints known, and to receive authorized visitors is
required for the successful operation of the correctional treatment program. The practice of
frequent communication by prisoners, with families and other authorized correspondents,
impacts most favorably on prisoners' morale. It is the responsibility of all correctional personnel
to encourage prisoners to communicate with authorized correspondents and to receive authorized
PART A - Prisoner Mail, Visit, and Communication Privileges.
1. Correspondence and Mail Operations. The rights of prisoners to send and receive mail are
limited only to that extent dictated by security requirements and the facilities available for the
inspection and handling of mail. Restrictions are not imposed on mail as a disciplinary measure