U.S. Army statement about Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
This Army statement was released Friday night about Staff Sgt. Robert Bales:
The Army confirms that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Bales is being held in pre-trial confinement at the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, a state-of-the-art, medium/minimum custody facility.
The JRCF provides pre-trial confinement and post-trial confinement for U.S. military inmates sentenced to up to five years of confinement.
Also located on Fort Leavenworth is the United States Disciplinary Barracks, which houses U.S. military inmates sentenced to more than five years of confinement. Bales will be in special housing in his own cell and not in a 4-person bay.
He will be afforded time outside the cell for hygiene and recreational purposes as governed by Army Regulation 190-47. He will be afforded religious support, if desired.
The JRCF has a 464-bed capacity, but it is not possible to provide the number of current inmates as it is ever-changing. However, the number of inmates in pre-trial confinement is typically around one dozen.