PRISONER DEPOSIT FUND
This subcourse is designed to teach you how to properly administer prisoners' personal property
funds; issue health and comfort supplies, and properly credit prisoners' accounts; maintain a
petty cash fund; and utilize the prisoner personal deposit fund forms.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Manage prisoner funds.
You will have this subcourse.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material for this lesson was derived from the following publications: AR
190-47, DOD 7000.14 Vol.5.
The prompt payment of those prisoners who are entitled to receive pay contributes to high
prisoner morale. A prisoner's sentence determines if and how much he is paid. Payments by
check from installations are authorized and encouraged. Unit commanders ensure that prisoners
from their unit are paid during the same period as other members of the unit. The facility
commander monitors the fund accounts of prisoners who receive pay and maintains liaison with
the prisoners' unit commanders to ensure the prisoners are paid.
PART A- Manage prisoner funds.
a. Custodian. A commissioned officer, a warrant officer, or a Department of the Army
Civilian (DAC) assigned by the facility commander on written orders as custodian of a prisoner's
personal deposit fund. Normally the confinement facility commander is appointed as custodian.
If the facility commander is also the custodian, the immediate superior of the facility commander
will be the responsible commander. The responsible commander serves as part of the system of
checks and balances by supervising the custodian's activities. The custodian is responsible for
the receipt, safekeeping, disbursement, and accounting for the fund. At his discretion, he may
designate, by appropriate written orders, authorized representatives to accomplish some duties
such as cashier and accounting functions.