Administration of Military Correctional Facilities and Clemency and Parole Authority
|Publication Date:||11 March 2013|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1325.7 (Reference (a)) to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures pursuant to DoD Directive (DoDD) 1325.04 (Reference (b)) and in accordance with (IAW) the authority in DoDD 5124.02 (Reference (c)) to carry out the administration and operation of military correctional programs and facilities and the administration and operation of military clemency and parole programs.
b. Implements Section 1565 of Title 10, United States Code (Reference (d) (also known as "The Justice for All Act of 2004, as amended"), which requires collection of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples from each person who is or has been convicted of a qualifying military offense.
c. Implements Section 14135a of Title 42, United States Code (Reference (e)) (also known as "The DNA Fingerprint Act of 2005, as amended"), which expands the requirements to take DNA samples from those who would have fingerprints taken at arrest or similar appropriate stages of the military law enforcement and investigation process.
d. Revises the offenses for which sex offender notification is required, and adds notification to the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Targeting Center (Reference (d)).
e. Revises established policy on the award of good conduct time (GCT) and abatement time for other purposes to emphasize performance and affirmative rehabilitative steps taken by prisoners.
f. Provides detailed guidance on the use of administrative disciplinary actions to achieve consistency among all military correctional facilities (MCF).
g. Supersedes and cancels Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) Memorandums of References (f) and (g).
h. Incorporates and cancels the Mandatory Supervised Release Memorandum of Understanding (Reference (h)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service of the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department) the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").