Prior to 1 October 1992, Camp Funston
was the home of the United States Army Correctional Brigade
whose mission was to prepare prisoners for transition to civilian life as useful citizens or, in a few select cases, for return to duty. The Correctional Brigade environment was unique in that prisoner control was maintained by military discipline, instead of walls and bars for most of the typical prisoners’ stay. The Correctional Brigade doctrine was that the minimum custody/military discipline environment when coupled with correctional treatment, educational programs, military and vocational training best prepared the typical first-time prisoner for a crime-free life after prison as either a productive soldier or a useful citizen in civilian life. Moreover, this correctional system was asserted to be less expensive to establish and operate than the traditional prison.
Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-173 (31 Dec 92), page 373 see also The U.S. Army Correctional Activity, 8 Feb. 88 (prepared for the USJA, U.S. Army Correctional Brigade, formerly the U.S. Army Correctional Activity)