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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Army's Civilian Inmate Labor Program

Army Regulation 210–35

Recently there has been much rumbling about FEMA camps being readied around the Nation to house a civilian population in the event of "turmoil" or "unrest" due to either a natural disaster or, more likely, civilian unrest due to an economic collapse. Now we see that the rumors have a basis in reality.  Click on the link to download your own copy of the 34 page pdf. entitled CIVILIAN INMATE LABOR PROGRAM.

There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take is a presidential 
signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant to which a list of names is attached.

Summary . This regulation provides guidance for establishing and managing civilian inmate labor programs on Army installations. It provides guidance on establishing prison camps on Army installations. It addresses recordkeeping and reporting incidents related to the Civilian Inmate Labor Program and/or prison camp administration.

1–1. Purpose

This regulation provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations. Sources of civilian inmate labor are limited to on– and off–post Federal corrections facilities, State and/or local corrections facilities operating from on–post prison camps pursuant to leases under Section 2667, Title 10, United States Code (10 USC 2667), and off–post State corrections facilities participating in the demonstration project authorized under Section 1065, Public Law (PL) 103–337. Otherwise, State and/or local inmate labor from off–post corrections facilities is currently excluded from this program.

Some of the scarier items include:

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

1–5. Civilian inmate labor programs

a. Civilian inmate labor programs benefit both the Army and corrections systems by—

(1) Providing a source of labor at no direct labor cost to Army installations to accomplish tasks that would not be possible otherwise due to the manning and funding constraints under which the Army operates.

(2) Providing meaningful work for inmates and, in some cases, additional space to alleviate overcrowding in nearby corrections facilities.

(3) Making cost–effective use of buildings and land not otherwise being used.

b. Except for the 3 exceptions listed in paragraph 2–1d below, installation civilian inmate labor programs may use civilian inmate labor only from Federal corrections facilities located either off or on the installation.

c. Keys to operating an effective civilian inmate labor program on Army installations include—

(1) Establishing a comprehensive lease agreement, interservice, interagency, and/or interdepartmental support agreement (ISA), and/or memoranda of agreement with the corrections facility.

(2) Developing a cooperative working relationship between installation personnel and corrections facility personnel.

(3) Working closely with installation government employee labor unions to ensure union leaders understand the program and have current information on program status.

(4) Training all installation personnel involved in the operation or administration of the program frequently.

(5) Developing a public affairs plan informing the installation and the surrounding local community of the program and work projects assigned to civilian inmate labor.

4–2. Media coverage

Any media coverage involving inmates participating in the Civilian Inmate Labor Program, or involving onpost civilian inmate prison camps, will be reported through command channels to HQ, IMA (SFIMPL), and HQDA, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Public Communications Division (SAPA–PCD). Report media source (newspaper, magazine, radio, television), name of media source (and radio and/or television channel), date of coverage, synopsis of report, and

whether the report had local, regional, or national coverage. Provide copies of the article and/or script, if available.

c. The Chief of Public Affairs will—

(1) Monitor media coverage on installation civilian inmate labor programs and civilian inmate prison camps on Army installations.

(2) Coordinate all proposed media coverage of potential national interest concerning the Army Civilian Inmate Labor Program and civilian inmate prison camps with the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management(ACSIM) prior to release.


Executive Orders associated with FEMA that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990  allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998  allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be 
abandoned, and establish new locations for populations. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period. 

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a "new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis."


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  1. Pretty interesting video clip. It's okay with me for them to have these prison camps, actually. When enough of us have had enough of this, it will be a perfect place to put 535 political miscreants for "re-education" on Constitutional principles...and perhaps an equal number of (former) Executive Branch officials. All the other ones can be used for former administrations who created and allowed this to happen...and still others to house corporate leaders like Berny Madoff, Big Three automakers, insurance, banking and oil industry officials who've systematically stolen everyone's money and futures. One entire camp can be just for Monsanto and Dow Chemical executives alone.

    Think that to be preposterous, or that I'm joking? Think again. They can only enforce their Presidential proclamations and edicts and Justice Department directives to the extent that they have personnel willing to do their bidding...and currency worth anything to pay them to do it. Where are they going to get such people? They will be our sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and nephews and nieces. They would have to bring in foreign soldiers and workers, and by the time that would ever happen, most of us wouldn't want to be here, anyway...

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