Eng Kok-Thay, Documentation Center of Cambodia
Please all comrades stick to this circular firmly
I. Guarding [Enemy] Regulation
1. While guarding the
prison, do not sit, lie against the wall or write anything. Walk back and
2. Do not ask the
prisoners their names.
3. Do not walk away from
the spot assigned. Do not enter the cells or open the doors or windows to peer
at the prisoners inside.
4. Do not question any
prisoner inside the cells, even if you know who they are.
5. Do not threaten or
beat prisoners. If the prisoners disobey the rules or ignore warnings, report to
your supervisor in writing or by mouth.
6. If the prisoners try
to break the lock, hang themselves, cut their wrists, or attempt to swallow
screws, shackle their hands behind them and report immediately to your
supervisor - do not delay.
7. If a prisoner manages
to escape, inform the supervisor at once and assign soldiers to bring them back,
do not claim that there are no soldiers.
8. When patrolling,
comrade-members of the group and fifty-member units must be present at the
9. Do not sleep or sit
against the wall. Walk back and forth constantly.
10. Cadres and youths
have to inspect thoroughly at all four designated times. In other words, four
inspections are to be conducted in twenty-four hours; at 6 a.m., 11 a.m., 6
p.m., and 11 p.m.
11. When checking
prisoners, undress them and let them dress themselves up before leaving the
12. Prisoners are not
allowed to take off their clothes. If they do, punish them by taking away all of
13. During patrol, cadres
must carefully keep the keys on their person. No keys may be lost. If they are
lost, do not cut the lock, but look for them until they are found. If a prisoner
escapes from a room where a key has been lost, comrades who held the key will
take all responsibility in front of the collective.
14. Guards must wear
military uniform on duty, do not wear short paint.
II. Lock and Shackles
1. Before locking the
cells, check the lock, shackle rings and shackle bars thoroughly and then unlock
hand shackles and untie the eyes of the prisoner.
2. Remaining shackle
rings and bars have to be removed from the cells.
3. Shackle a hand to a
leg and stay close to the prisoner when they dispose of their feces. Do not stay
away from him.
4. Check the prisoners'
bodies when they return from the interrogation room.
5. The length of the
chain must be no longer than a half-meter; in any other case inquire of the
1. Prisoners in houses
are not allowed to talk to each other.
2. Prisoners in our
prisons are not permitted to talk to each other either.
3. Those who guard inside
the buildings are not permitted to come outside, for the reason that the
prisoners might do something bad and not be noticed.
4. Each house has its own
list of prisoners and their room numbers.
5. For the guns, no
bullets are loaded in the magazines attached to the gun, only those worn on the
6. Those who guard inside
are not allowed to be armed with guns, only sticks.
7. Each gun has its
8. Do not leave the gun
down anywhere - hold it.
9. Do keep the gun near
the prisoner or carry it close to them.
10. Tasks should be set
forth clearly during changing of the guard. Inform the new guards about the
condition of the prisoners and other important details.
11. Disposal of feces and
urine and checking the prisoners' bodies is done during the interval by the new
guards. The previous guards are not allowed to go anywhere until the replacement
guards have done this initial task.
1. Guard inside
2. Medical staff
3. List keeper and
1. Economic (logistics)
of the guarding unit 13
2. Economic (logistics)
of interrogation unit 6
3. Economic (logistics)
of the prisoners 7 persons
4. Collecting and
cleaning feces containers 3 persons
7. Pig, chicken and duck
1. Guard inside special
rooms 42 persons
3. Vehicle unit
4. Medical staff
15- and 16-Year-Old
1. Medical training