b. Textbooks and military training manuals.
d. Personal letters and photographs.
e. Personal official documents such as record of trial, pay vouchers, and receipts.
f. Pencils, ballpoint pens, writing paper, and envelopes.
g. Educational material related to the educational or prisoner training program.
24. Supervision of the Recreational and Welfare Program. Activities that prisoners participate
in during their leisure time frequently indicate their degree of adjustment to confinement,
personal attributes, and any personality problems that require further assistance.
25. During the time prisoners are participating in recreational and welfare activities, they must
be observed more closely than at other times. As prisoners participate in activities during their
leisure time, they will be more relaxed and will normally reveal their true personal attributes and
problems. Reported observations of prisoners during this time will greatly assist the commander
and his staff in better evaluating both the correctional treatment program as well as individual
26. Corrections personnel should observe, make note of, and report to their superiors those
individual prisoners who appear to experience difficulties or refuse to participate in recreational
and welfare activities. Those who are cooperative, participate freely, and appear to be adjusting
well to confinement should also be reported.
27. The provision of recreational and welfare activities as a well-coordinated program cannot in
itself achieve desired results. This program must be properly supervised by knowledgeable
corrections NCOs and supervisors so that the possibility of achieving the desired results of
successful correctional treatment will be increased.
A well-organized and supervised recreation and welfare program is essential to the successful
operation of the correctional treatment program. Observation of prisoners during such activities
by corrections NCOs and supervisors is absolutely necessary. Recorded observations aid in
detecting personal problems and determining how well the prisoner is adjusting to confinement.
Prisoner participation in the activities provided should be encouraged. Results of such
participation by prisoners can be measured in terms of fewer correctional problems and greater
possibility for successful correctional treatment.