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U S (UNITED STATES) ARMY RETRAINING BRIGADE - FORT RILEY KANSAS (FROM TENTH ANNUAL INTERAGENCY WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS, 1975 - SEE NCJ-46564)

NCJ Number
46574
Author(s)
A HENSLEY; J COOKE
Date Published
1975
Length
5 pages
Annotation
THE TRAINING, CUSTODIAL SUPERVISION, CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT, AND SCREENING FUNCTIONS OF THE U.S. ARMY'S RETRAINING UNIT ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract
THE FORT RILEY UNIT RECEIVES PRISONERS WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OF CONFINEMENT, WITHOUT APPROVED PUNITIVE DISCHARGE. THE MISSION OF THE UNIT IS TO RETURN PRISONERS TO DUTY AS COMPETENT SOLDIERS WITH IMPROVED BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AND MOTIVATION, TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAINING TO MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO ARRIVE AT THE UNIT IN PRISONER STATUS BUT WHO ARE RELEASED FROM CONFINEMENT PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, TO ELIMINATE FROM THE SERVICE OR TRANSFER TO AN APPROPRIATE CONFINEMENT FACILITY PERSONNEL WHO DO NOT MEET MINIMUM ARMY STANDARDS, AND TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO RESERVE UNITS. INCOMING PRISONERS ARE SCREENED TO DETERMINE THEIR RESTORATION POTENTIAL. MOTIVATIONAL AND MILITARY TRAINING IS CONDUCTED IN AN 8-WEEK PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PREPARE THE PRISONERS TO PERFORM AS SOLDIERS. CUSTODY IS ASSURED PRIMARILY THROUGH LEADERSHIP AND CLOSE SUPERVISION. A RESEARCH AND EVALUATION DIVISION CONDUCTS INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RESEARCH DESIGNED TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE THE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES USED BY THE BRIGADE. PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY LAWYERS, CHAPLAINS, AND SOCIAL WORKERS. DETAILS OF THE BRIGADE'S ORGANIZATION AND TREATMENT APPROACH ARE PROVIDED. (LKM)