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DETFAC NAS Diego Garcia
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USS Bonhomme Richard AFLOAT BRIG
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USS Essex AFLOAT BRIG
USS John C. Stennis AFLOAT BRIG
USS Kitty Hawk AFLOAT BRIG
USS Nimitz AFLOAT BRIG
USS Peleliu AFLOAT BRIG
USS Tarawa AFLOAT BRIG
Yokosuka Pretrial Confinement Facility
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United States Military Correctional Systems
Male noncommissioned military personnel convicted by courts martial and sentenced to five or more years of imprisonment, male commissioned officers, and male prisoners convicted of offenses against national security serve their sentences at the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Disciplinary Barracks. Leavenworth is the only facility for long-term incarceration of military prisoners for all services and for permanent incarceration of prisoners sentenced to death. Most enlisted males sentenced to less than five years go to regional military confinement facilities both in the USA and abroad. Female felons serve their sentences at the Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar, San Diego, California. A brig is a military prison on a Navy or Coast Guard vessel or at a Navy or Marine Corps base. The term recalls the historical use of two-masted, square-rigged sailing ships, or brigs, as prisons.
For example, Leavenworth prisoners spend an average of 19 years in confinement. Army Regulation (AR) 190–47 requires prisoners to perform “a full day of useful, constructive work” in a 40-hour workweek. Prisoners have maintenance, warehouse, laundry, and kitchen details but also access to vocational training. Their daily schedules depend on when they work. If on the graveyard shift, they can sleep until early afternoon. A typical cell at Leavenworth is a clean, well-lighted, austere space with a bunk, a desk, and a metal sink and toilet with cinderblock walls and a green steel door. For recreation prisoners play cards and board games, watch movies and TV, practice crafts, listen to music, lift weights, and play basketball, flag football, and ping pong.
Imprisonment Laws in US Military Jails, Brigs
Members of the US armed forces are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) (United States Code Title 10 Sections 801 – 946). The UCMJ is essentially a complete set of criminal laws. It codifies many common law crimes punished under civilian law but goes farther to punish conduct which affects good order and military discipline.
Prisoner Rights in US Military Jails, Brigs
AR 190–47 provides for prisoners to be advised at the time of their admission to a confinement facility for incarceration of their rights to submit complaints and grievances to the facility commander or a designated representative and to the Army Inspector General under AR 20–1. Military prisons use Standard Form DD510 for submission of such complaints. The facility commander must advise the complainant promptly of the action taken.
Facility commanders establish procedures for prisoners to request interviews or assistance. Such procedures must be responsive to prisoner desires to be heard. Requests by prisoners and responses taken or not taken must be recorded in prisoner correctional treatment files. Prisoner letters expressing accusations, charges, or complaints must go through proper channels to officials empowered to correct them. Petitions or writs for release addressed to proper authorities must be forwarded through normal mail channels.
Commissary in US Military Jails, Brigs
US Military prisoners earn only pennies per hour for their work on details. Outsiders can send them money orders for deposit with the confinement facility, but their commissary spending limit is only $80 monthly.
Prisoners visitation policies & rules in US Military Jails, Brigs
Department of Defense Instruction #1325.07 issued 11 March 2013 on the administration of military correctional facilities includes some general guidelines on prisoner visits:
- Visits with family members should be approved unless security needs of the facility, the treatment program of the prisoner, or the circumstances of the offense warrant limitations or disapproval.
- Commanders may limit visiting privileges for public safety, institutional schedule, space, order, or security.
- Visits with victims ordinarily are not permitted. If the victim or witness is an immediate family member, the visit may be approved in advance by the commander. Prisoners may not contact victims or witnesses without the approval of the commander.
- Other persons may be approved if the visit would be in the best interests of the prisoner and not inconsistent with safety and security of the community and the facility.
There is no UCMJ provision for bail. Under UCMJ Article 10, “Any person subject to this chapter charged with an offense under this chapter shall be ordered into arrest or confinement, as circumstances may require; but when charged only with an offense normally tried by a summary court-martial, he shall not ordinarily be placed in confinement. When any person subject to this chapter is placed in arrest or confinement prior to trial, immediate steps shall be taken to inform him of the specific wrong of which he is accused and to try him or to dismiss the charges and release him.”
Inmate Services in US Military Jails, Brigs
AR 190–47 provides generally for organized vocational training and academic classes at military confinement facilities when resources are available. Practical training projects organized and operated per educational, military, or industrial standards and designed to be self-sustaining may provide for both practical and classroom instruction.
Legal services support supervises the administration of military justice and provides legal assistance to prisoners. The facility staff judge advocate serves as legal advisor to the commander and maintains legal materials necessary for prisoner access to legal libraries.
For chaplain support, commanders establish policies and procedures for prisoners to have opportunities to participate in essential practices of their faiths. Commanders make adequate space and equipment available for the conduct and administration of religious practices and make provisions for regularly scheduled worship ceremonies of the major faith groups.
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