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Army Corrections System

Definition/Scope: (AR 190-47) The Army Corrections System (ACS) is an integral part of the military justice system and assists commanders in the maintenance of discipline and law and order by providing a uniform system of incarceration and correctional services for those who have failed to adhere to legally established rules of discipline. ACS facilities provide intensive custody and control of military offenders while providing access to basic education, offense related counseling, selected academic courses, and training necessary to prepare military prisoners for return to military duty or to the civilian community. As instructed by regulation all ACS facilities will strive to be accredited by the American Corrections Association. The objectives of the ACS are: provide a safe and secure environment for the incarceration of military offenders; protect the community from offenders; and prepare military prisoners for their release whether return to duty or civilian status with the prospect of becoming productive Soldiers/citizens by conforming to military or civilian environments.



Broader Terms:

American Correctional Association
Army Corrections Command
corrections systems (Army)
Department of the Army Provost Marshal
DoD correctional facilities
Joint Regional Correctional Facility
military correctional facilities

Narrower Terms:

correctional employees
correctional facility
correctional personnel
criminal activity
Internment/Resettlement Specialist
Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar

Related Terms:

American Correctional Association
Camp Humphreys
Camp Lejeune
Camp Pendleton
correctional institutions
correctional psychology
Fort Knox
Fort Leavenworth
Fort Lewis
Fort Sill
law enforcement
Naval Brig Miramar
Quantico Virginia
U.S. Navy Corrections System
US Disciplinary Barracks

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