Navy Guide to Detention Facilities

12.12.06 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

A new U.S. Navy instruction offers a “guide to the operation and administration of detention facilities.”

Detention means “the temporary holding of persons in custody in a detention facility pending a decision to officially charge them with a criminal offense. Detention is distinctly different from confinement that includes pretrial or post-trial confinement.”

See “Guide for the Operation and Administration of Detention Facilities” (pdf), OPNAV Instruction 1640.9A, December 11, 2006.

Another new Navy instruction concerns information assurance. See “Navy Implementation of Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODIIS) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)” (pdf), OPNAV Instruction 5239.3, November 27, 2006.