carefully planned and maintained at the highest standards through constant supervision. Selection, assignment,
and retention of prisoners in training activities will be based on the individual prisoner's ultimate return to
military duty or civilian life.
a. Vocational Training Program. Vocational training includes preparation for training in trades, industry,
business, and other vocations designed to assist prisoners for assumption of employment in private industry
upon release. Vocational training and instruction will be designed for individual correctional treatment of each
prisoner. Vocational training and supporting academic instruction may include the following:
(1) Practical work/vocational training projects, under the supervision of a trained instructor or a skilled
employee of the DoD. These will be organized and operated per applicable educational, military, or industrial
standards and should be designed to be self-sustaining. Such programs may provide for both practical and
(2) Maintenance details using skilled supervision and modern equipment available on the installation.
Detailed training objectives will be developed whenever a maintenance detail is to be designated as a vocational
training position. Related military or civilian correspondence course participation to supplement the work
experience will be permitted.
(3) Individual vocational/academic counseling closely correlated with work placement opportunities
upon the prisoner's release.
b. Academic Vocational Programs. Prisoners may be permitted to pursue other nonmilitary correspondence
courses at no expense to the Army. Prisoners may be required to participate in formal, vocational training
classes and correspondence courses.
c. Apprenticeship Training Program. The Apprenticeship Training Program, in coordination with the
Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and craft labor unions, may be established at
d. Prisoners in vocational or trade training. Most prisoners entering a vocational or trade training shop will
be inexperienced and will need close supervision, instruction in principles/techniques of the trade, and
supervised practice in the fundamental skills of the trade before engaging in actual work. To meet this need,
each vocational training activity will plan and develop projects designed to continually evaluate the prisoner's
progress and development according to clear performance standards.
e. Textbook and teaching aids. Whenever applicable, Army publications will be used. When appropriate
and available, textbooks, job instruction sheets, industry standard textbooks, and teaching aids/devices may be
furnished by the ACS facility.
f. Vocational training funds. Appropriated funds may be used to pay for vocational training programs per
this regulation and may be supplemented with the use of Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) per appropriate NAF
regulations. Vocational training funds may be established and operated to sustain practical work experience
projects for prisoners. Prisoner generated NAF revenues will be used to support only those programs approved
by the ACS facility commander per appropriate NAF regulations.