Emails between Army Officers re: Preventive Medicine at Incarceration Facilities

Emails concerning medicine facilities, prisoner of war camps and detentions facilities with a focus on preventative treatment and responsive action.

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Email
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Wednesday, November 5, 2003
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Sunday, April 17, 2005
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COL OTSG
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From: COL OTSG
Sent:

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To:
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Subject: Kt: Ht: Preventive medicine at hPW and incarceration Facilities
Kandahar STHF
Pedical Tent.jpg..

SGT

COL Imo,

-I, the chief of the Proponency Office for Preventive Medicine, and a JAG
officer I know both agree you need to run these issues up the chain to thelmoH-As

ISJA.

: said before, I'd also request assistance from their C-9, since they work with the I0s,
NGOs and PVOs (TA. rcR9, UN, Amnesty Int'l, etc.). For PM guidance, though, I recommend
you turn to CPT -I,
the Ow IPM Staff Officer.

I spoke with the ICRC when they came through Kandahar to look at the STHF and to talk with
the detainees there. They appreciated the medical treatment and personal hygiene
facilities we provided, as Spartan as they were. I sent you the personal hygiene photo.
The attached photo shows the medical facility that consisted of a litter in a GP medium
tent within the compound. The MPs did not move detainees to the Forward Surgical Team but
rather the physician came into the STHF to treat the detainee.

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CPT

bX3)-1
Just a naive recommendation on my part but you might want to consult with the SJA
and the C-9 as well as look over the ICRC/UN inspection f'f..'igs regarding what PM
standards we should apply to the Iraqi jails. See SGT mill original questions
regarding drinking water quality, camp sanitation, and waste disposal. THANKS! ­appreciate your listening to RAMF back here.

Very resoectfully,
fb)(6)-2
CCL, MS, USAR

lbx3y1­
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Original Message­From: 100)4
Sent: Friday. November 07, 2003 2:15 PM
To:lbx6)4 COL OTSG

10(8)-2
Subject: Re: RE: Preventive medicine at EPW and Incarceration Facilities

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MEDCOM - 392
DOD 003519

.b)(8)-2
I agree with.you,tenfold on all points Moted. Just to throw a loop into the mess, we are
opening, operating, andmaintaining EN, jails until the RN Jailers are trained and slowly
integrated into the fray of a "normal" operation of the jail. Simply put, a rebuilding
process for a portion of their legal system. I'believe that if we are running the jails
completely from start to finish, or, we are having them run the jails from day one, most
of what you stated applies, however, the training, operation of, and rebuilding of Iraq or
any nation for that matter needs to be coordinated a little better than what it has been.
It is verifiably easier said then, done. Nothing on the Mls,•but clearly medical issues
are not on their roadmap. Their areas are justice and enforcement while ours is medical.
The ICRC pointed multiple deficiencies out in Guantanimo Bay and here as well. (UN also)
The report's can be viewed on their website. I do wish for precise guidance from CJTF and

RRA on the process of PM and medical issues in the future, especially when they deal with
HN jails and prisons. Maybe the money will be allocated for getting these facilities up
to US standards PRIOR to populating them with prisoners and US Troops. It would sure
resolve a multitued of health and safety issues.

Sincerely,

SOT

Original-­-Message

b)(8}2
From: IM(6)-2 jCOL OTSG" ­Date: Thursday, November 6, 2403 3:15 pm
Sub4ect: RE: Preventive medicine at_EPW_and_Incarceration Facilities

MEDCOM - 393
DOD 003520

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