PRISONER WORK-TRAINING PROGRAM
In this lesson you will learn to develop a prisoner work-training program.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Develop a prisoner work-training program.
You will have this subcourse.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70 percent
on the final subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following references: AR 190-
Employment and training of prisoners are important to the successful operation of a correctional facility.
Prisoners can be employed in tasks that benefit the prisoner and meet the needs of the facility. Training
activities for prisoners are given priority over work projects. Employment and training activities also help in
preventing idleness among prisoners. Employment and training assignments are based on the prisoner's
At the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB), employment and job training programs are the key
correctional tools for preparing prisoners to reenter civilian life. These programs provide prisoners with
marketable skills while building their self-confidence and teaching them the value of self-discipline. Work and
job training opportunities range from unskilled manual labor to highly skilled trades such as electrical work and
carpentry. Training programs in correctional facilities are designed to retrain prisoners who will return to duty
and to prepare prisoners who will return to civilian life. The selection of a prisoner's course of training is based
on the most recent evaluation of the prisoner. The training of a prisoner who is returning to civilian life
emphasizes obtaining academic or vocational skills and learning citizen responsibilities. The training of a
prisoner who is returning to military duty is directed toward academic skills and selected military subjects.
Part A - Prisoner work-training program.
a. Assignment Board. Prisoners will be employed in maintenance and support activities that provide work
of a useful, constructive nature, consistent with their custody grade, physical and mental condition, behavior,
confining offense, sentence status, previous training, individual correctional requirements, and
installation/facility needs. The following must be implemented: