Fay Report Annex: Statement of Sergeant First Class re: Conditions and Detainee Processing at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of a Sergeant First Class (E7 - SFC) with A Company; 202 Military Intelligence Battalion assigned to Abu Ghraib Prison in October 2003. The SFC stated that "The document flow on detainees worked as follows. The interrogators would print out all documents referring to a detainee and would place the doctanents inside the detainee dossier. The detainee dossier would then be given to OPSCollection Management & Dissemination (CM&D). CM&D would check for outstanding requirements and then send the file to the Detainee Assessment Board (DAB). The DAB would review the file for missing documents, conduct a briefing with the detainee, and make an assessment whether or not the detainee :ould tit sent to the review board. At any time the file could be returned to the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) if the detainee was deemed to have further knowledge. If the DAB approved the detainee dossier. it was then given to the Magistrate Cell. The Magistrate Cell would review and pass the detainee dossier to the Release Board. The Release Board would then approve or deny the release."

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Interview
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Friday, June 18, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN STATEMENT
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, MIDDLE NAME S CIAL SE
7/SFC
ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS

A Co. 202 MI En, Baghdad Central Correctional Facility, Iraq
, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
amved at Baghdad Central Correctional Facility on the 21st of October 2003. The document flow on detainees worked as follows. The interrogators would print out all documents referring to a detainee and would place the doctanents inside the detainee dossier. The detainee dossier would then be given to OF'SCollection Management & Dissemination (CM&D).CM&D would check for outstanding requirements and then send the file to the Detainee Assessment Board (DAB). The DAB would review the file for missing documents, conduct a briefing with the detainee, and make an assessment whether or not the detainee :ould tit sent to the review board. At any time the file could be returned to the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) if the detainee was deemed to have further knowledge. If the DAB approved the detainee dossier. it was then given to theMagistrate Cell. The Magistrate Cell would review and pass the detainee dossier to the Release Board. The Release Board would then approve or deny the release. I believe that a denied detainee dossier would be given back to the Magistrate. It is possible that the Interrogation Plans were . rking documents, but some may still' . Thedatabase we were using was nicknamed the it was compiled and maintained by 97E from 205th MI BN. Some detainee dossiers i es co Interrogations where placed an the . Interrogation Notes and Information Intelligence Reports. The database was supposed to be backed-up daily. There was a listof required documents to be included in the detainee dossiers. At different times at the prison'... - ,•_ - • • - •
- .. the DAB packet. Eve • • --- - • non Plan was to be signed and approved . • or me. I know tha ge, !WO • • • • • • .'eyed any interrogation . ',4 ..',1 1, ' •‘ '."k is. is ig he source . • stripping them, and nether w• to d I. L took control of a spec -- •.• • • - • .:4 ,.,• - EIN, Saddam. I was not allowed to review any of the I r - • : ....i plans for that section. t.
'and a Warrant Officer arrived to Baghdad Central Correctional Facility from Guantanamo z•• • • • •• . - • •--.-- ok - A. working for them at GITMO. Before an interrogation the detainee could be stripped and searched for weapons, this was to be done by the military police. If they refused the interrogator had the option of doing it. Military Police had control of the hardsitc during my time at Baghdad Central Correctional Facility. They had the key ' win. Iremember the International Committee Red Cross visiting but I was not briefed on them I went down to the hard site about once a month to show new interrogators the facility. I never saw a r approved theuse of dogs in interrogations. I told th ice w not to be used as part of the interrogation
. rs that mill approach. I do not iernember talking t onceffung interrogation gales and report writing skills. 4(71- A ,` fi, go /Lot..„„ ,......44.,...
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Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to administer oaths, this 18th day of June _, t to 04 at CJTF-7 HO, IRAQ
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