AR 210–35

Civilian Inmate Labor Program

This rapid action revision dated 14 January 2005–

o  Assigns responsibilities to Headquarters, Installation Management Agency

o  Makes administrative and editorial changes (throughout).

This new regulation dated 9 December 1997

o  Provides Army policy and guidance for establishing civilian inmate labor

programs and civilian prison camps on Army installations.

o  Discusses sources of Federal and State civilian inmate labor.

Much of the document from this source has been through “white out” so that sections central to the issues of what “civilian inmate labor” might be are intentinally cut out.

The Military commissions Act of 2006 lists not only aliens, but also American citizens who can be labeled “enemy combatants” and imprisoned.  Once labeled in this manner, all rights are suspended and you can be detained for eternity without ever knowing why.

The Military Commissions Act along with the John Warner Defense Authroization Act of 2007 give the president the authority to unilaterally decide who is or is not an  enemy combatant.  The term “undesireables” is mentioned in both bills.  Undesireables can be the homeless, the poor, ethnic groups or…….American citizens who speak out against government policies and actions. 

These bills effectively revived the Alien and Sedition Act which was used to jail and silence particularly newspaper editors and publishers during John Adams administration who spoke out against the government.

Now, the laws that have been passed can encompass ordinary everyday citizens for no other reason than they excersize their right to dissent.  Apparently, undesireable has come to mean anyone who doesn’t comply.

The Inmate Labor program listed above is meant to be used in conjunction with the FEMA detention camps. 

Marti Oakley