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nished tentage or temporary housing in designated areas.
Civilian doctors, nurses, and medical supplies are used as
far as possible, supplemented where necessary by military
medical personnel and supplies. Supervision is exercised to
insure that proper standards of sanitation and cleanliness
are maintained. Refugees are registered in the same man-
ner as other inhabitants.
69. OPERATION OF PENAL INSTITUTION. a. Ci-
vilian penal institution. In areas under military govern-
ment, the local provost marshal, or the public safety officer,
when such an officer has been designated by the civil affairs
section, may be charged with the operation of civilian jails
and other penal institutions within his area. As far as pos-
sible, actual operation of the institution is made the re-
sponsibility of the civilian authorities, under military police
supervision. Military police may be required to conduct
surveys of food, clothing, and sanitary conditions in the
prisons. Care is exercised that records are preserved and
protected. Measures are taken as early as possible to recap-
ture any prisoners who have been released by the enemy.
By checking police records during the registration of indi-
viduals, many of the criminals will be disclosed. Counter-
intelligence and criminal investigation personnel are of
great assistance in locating and recapturing escaped convicts.
Political prisoners are confined separately from criminals.
Review of the records of prisoners and their release and
parole are conducted in accordance with the policies of the
officials of the military government. No prisoners are re-
leased until thorough investigation has been made and the
recommendations approved by higher authority. Paroled
prisoners are usually required to report to the military police
at stipulated intervals.
b. Stockades. In certain towns, the provost marshal
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United States. War Department. Military police in towns and cities, book, January 1945; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96651/m1/74/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.