Fay Report Annex: Statement of Civilian Contractor (CACI), Screener, Abu Ghraib Prison re: Detainee Processing and Handling at Abu Ghraib Prison

This statement of a CACI civilian contractor hired as a Screener was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in min-November 2003. He remained there for two (2) months. He states he was not properly trained in the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) or any other detainee processing type training. He describes uncoordinated processing procedures born mainly out of lack of training and leadership, but states “I never saw or was aware of any photos or videos with detainees. I never heard of MI (Military Intelligence) tell MPs (Military Police) to "soften up”, or give the “the treatment” to detainees.” In reference to ghost detainees he stated “I knew of one who existed. But the word “Ghost Detainee” didn't really exist. We had intelligence reports from one particular detainee and the report showed we dui not have him at our facility, but he was there.” (This document is the same as ACLU-RDI 700)

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Interview
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Thursday, May 6, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN 'STATEMENT
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• I I d • se duties for about two months andarrived at Abu Ghraid in Mid November and was assigned as a screener.
in charge of the ICE. When I first
then I was moved to the interrogation Control Element (ICE) as an analyst.
t (IROS) or any
arrived I did not get much training I do not remember receiving the Interrogation ve me a band out to signinformation on the boundaries on how to treat detainees by Use military personnel.
c_AC1 employees to have
and I beleive they were the IROEs. I got the impression from the military pe •,.,. _y_
expenence and blew what they were doing. The NCOIC bad come from Afghanistan and appeared to have been burned out .

review all the files and 1 wasn't quite
When 1 first started screening, we were receiving 300 plus detainees at a time. We had to
was fill out the screening sheet or continue with a
e what we were supposed to do. I would ask if the only thing we had to do
ent screener for two short interview to determine if detainee was an MI hold or security bold. I chose to sit next to
r_Ti er_and the interrogator d another SPC who weeks until I understood the process. I did_
the back doing research and
was a Puerto Rican. Thee supervisor w asd I would spend a lot of
never conducted any interrogations. I never wimesscd any physical abuse of detainees. I did feel it was inappropriate for females search male detainees. We had a detainee who was a source per say" who was providing information to us. We bad him in histo ID the Hard Site because the room was needed for someone else. I told
Individual room and treated him well. We had to move him
a female MP was guarding. The detainee
the MPs to treat this guy well and take care of him. The MPs gave him a shower while
told us that he bad a problem with that. because his wife had not even seen him naked. We kept telling the MPs to treat him well,
but again. when we went to see him the following day , the source looked very tired. The source stated that the MPs woke him up
at two 0200 and walked him to the end of the hall They would make him walk toward them and ask him his detainee #. The

source did not know it and he was sent back. This incident went on for about an hour and a half. We finally moved him out because the MPs would not follow our instructions I heard rumors about things going on but I didn't personally see them. 1 never Ps to "_up, or give the ties_" to
saw or was aware of any photos or videos with detainees. 1 never heard of M1_mine_
The person in charge of Abu Ghraib was MP. Later I card tha _ s going to be in c hess
did. When . rst arrived, it was assumed tna
as never around I_ ew wha_ as not aroun He would address the troop when something happened.. e lived
as in charge when_owledge of anyone using guard dogs during interrogations. I knew that dogs had to be
wi_ps ut the LSA. I ver_
muzzled and therefore no one would use them. The SFC in Charge of the ICE put out a statement to everyone, including OGA,
that no interrogator would close the blinds over the windows. If they did, they would be reprimanded. In reference to clothing of
the wo_wear their civilian clothes, if they were taken tote Hard

detainees, when a detainee was taken to G i or V ant
as working with an Al-Qaida detainee. He told us he hadSite, they would have to wear a jumpsuit._ it he was e leader. His analyst was a female imagery analyst from ashaved his beard off. I got the unpress_ (Do not recall the analyst's name) In reference to ghost detainees, Iunit in Germany). Her supervisor was _ didn't really exist. We had intelligence _one particularknew of one who existed. But the woo _ _yo, she said thedetainee and the report showed we dui not have him at our facility, but he was there. When I asked
tainees stayed in ow'
detainee was providing information to OGA and we couldn't touch him. I am not sure how long _
facility. I want to report something else. I am now working in the 1 CAV Division interrogation facility. We often get detainees
from 5th Group. The detainees say they were at the Adaniya Palace The detainees state that Sth group is working them real hard.

physically. • One individual needed a psych oval and there is no way this individual was faking his status. Another prisoner stated
he was transferred in the trunk of a vehicle. Some of the Incidents reported to have occurred at Adamya Palace arc b from
d electrocutions. The reason I am reporting this is because several detainees have reported the same thing.
ght be able to provide some information because he has worked at Abu Ghraib the longest. There w _h
e MI and MP command and it made it difficult to work with one another. 1 overheard an interrogato

a tall, black. 2601bs male. Currently working in the Tiknt Division Interrogation Cell) describe an inte e utilizing a cigarette and circling it without touching, the detainees nipples.) The conversation occurred in
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