By now we should all be aware that the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has granted a number of petitions challenging the civilian confinement conditions at facilities used to house Air Force prisoners. For example,
No. 22-0280/AF. U.S. v. D'Andre M. Johnson. CCA 39676. On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on the following issue:
A new GAO Report to Congressional Committees suggests the problem may not be limited to civilian facilities but includes Air Force Military Confinement Facilities (MCF) (as well as the Marine Corps).
MILITARY CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES: Consistent Application of Standards and Improved Oversight Could Enhance Health and Safety. GAO-23-105082, 22 December 2022. From the introduction,
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the military departments have developed health and safety standards for military correctional facilities (MCFs). However, GAO found that the Air Force does not routinely assess its MCFs for adherence to these standards. Specifically, it is the only service that has not ·
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