FBI Memo re: Special Agent Report on the Treatment of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

This memo also includes a table and emails. The general synopsis of the memo is it provides the statement of an SA's observations while at Abu Graib Prison. In the memo, SA states that during his time at the "Abu Graib Prison his role was to only process and fingerprint prisoners and at no time did he observe any misconduct or mistreatment of prisoners at any time during his presence."
The table shows the names of officials, where they were/are stationed, their office of assignment, names of those interviewed. etc.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Sunday, May 23, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Doc_text: 

297-HQ-276697-E
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On May 18, 2004, telephonically' SA ( was contacted Carlton hotellat tne Ritz in DOHA b2 -1
QATAR by SSA' activities at Abu Ghurayb FBI personnel provided the concerning Prison to which he b6 -1
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SAIb'advised that during his time at the ABU
Ghurayb Prison his role was to only process and fingerprint
prisoners and at no time did he observe any misconduct or
mistreatment of prisoners at any time during his presence at ABU Ghurayb prison. SA'b(processed prisoners at two separate
locations, on two occasions he processed detainees inside the ABU

Ghurayb prison in a side storage room off to the side of theb

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prison cell block. He didn't recall if that area actually had a

particular name. The Second location where he processed theb

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majority of the detainees was outside in a tent on the ABU
SA' the processing of the

Ghurayb prison grounds SA

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hours of 10am to 5pm, two to three times per week. SP'b
further reiterated that he did not interview any of the
detainees.

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I advised that he did not have reason tob

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believe that any misconduct or mistreatment of detainees at ABU

Ghurayb was occurring in Unit lA or 1B nor did anyone everb

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volunteer any information to him that any mistreatment of

prisoners had occurred

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SAIb

(advised that he never felt a need to have an
understanding of Department of Defense and/or Department ofb

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Justice authorization for permitted use of certain interrogation
techniques. That was because he was only at the prison to pro
and fingerprint prisoners. He also stated that he does not have
any pictures, video tapes, or notes of actions depicting
misconduct or inappropriate behavior by U.S. personnel against
detainees or was not aware of anyone else who was in possession
of such items.

(advised that he had no additionalb
information relating to the abuse of detainees and if he had been

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aware of any mistreatment or abuse he would have reported the b
inappropriate actions to the authorities.

DETAINEES-3464

FBI Personnel
-Name of Individual Interviewed
at AGP
(4 of times by that FBI SA/LS)

SA
-At prison almost every day
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ABU GIIURAYB PRISON - IRAQ
FBI PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS

Office of Current Location/
Assignment/POC Status

CJIS TDY to IRAQ Telephone SC Monte Strait
Little Rock Little Rock - Confirmed
A/SAC Mike Folmar Assigned to El Dorado RA -Will need advance notice, have requested he drive into HQ City for mterview
A/A Wall Cell
Houston Houston - Confirmed
A/ASAC Russ Rahn-son
Houston At FBIHQ for LS Orientation
A/ASAC Robinson
FOCI
San Francisco San Francisco - Confirmed Available Monday
ASAC Paula Wendell

INSD Personnel INSD
Assigned to TL/AI
Conduct Advised
Interview
Yes
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From. @leo gov
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To: eo go ;1 Ieo gov
Sent' , May 23, 2004 2 16 PM b7c -1
Subject. 1—'1124 Update

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Attached is an update m He would like it to be forwarded to Monte
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and! itrid also to for her to forward to the applicable
mailing list I'm also sending a few pictures that can be put with the b7C -1
update on the web page Comments for the pictures are below, but the
pictures will come separately, since LEO is a pain to use Enjoy!

Thanks,
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Comments

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(Boston) Here at Camp Bucca, we carry weapons pretty much
case anyone comes over the walls or the detainees decide to riot

workArea The tent where we are set up to process detainees They bring
them in about 10-15 at a time We are doing interviews with each of them,
which makes each process about 20 minutes

thePen This is where the detamees stay Belie they had an esca e back in A n1 I guess someone dug unde climbed over the in front of) Ir clan u out] b2 -5
d climbed over the I (behind imade
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it to the I Ithen through thel Gotta admire the
determination of that guy By the way, did I mention that it's hot?

thW,ork Left to nght I l(CJIS), bad guy (Iraq b6 -1,2 (Boston) tInterpreter) The bad guy has a towel rape over
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his shoulders ey soak these in water and wear them during the heat of
the day to keep cool

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Bucca detainee on May 21, 2004
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DETAINEES-3544

9/20/2004
Message Page 1 of 1
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From MCCRAW, STEVEN C Sent.SSaturday, May 22, 2004 12 23 PM To•SCapron!, Valene E (OGC) (FBI) Cc-IINSD) (FBI), Subject RE Post report b6 -1 b7C (INSD) (FBI) -1

UNCLASSIFIED NON-RECORD
Valerie, We are ready to launch on the other interviews and as you know there is zero indication of this thus far
Original Message
From: Capron!, Valerie E. (Div09) (FBI)
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2004 12 17 PM
To: CHANDLER, CASSANDRA M. (Div00) (FBI), KALISCH, ELENI P. (Div00) (FBI), WAINSTEIN, KENNETH
L (MOO) (FBI), MUELLER, ROBERT S. NI (D1v00) (FBI), MCCRAW, STEVEN C.; GEBHARDT, BRUCE J.
(Div00) (FBI)
Cc: BRIESE, M C. (Div13) (FBI); HARRINGTON, TJ (Div13) (FBI)
Subject: Post report

UNCLASSIFIED NON-RECORD

According to the Washington Post, one of the MPs that gave a statement in the Abu Ghraib prison investigation said that FBI was involved in the abuse We are going to try to get a copy of the statement and see if there is anything we can do to follow up As of right now, my information is that because of the danger at the prison, our people never spent the night
UNCLASSIFIED

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UNCLASSIFIED

DETAINEES-3527

9/20/2004
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On 1,4 v 18, 2004, SAI was contacted telephonicallyi at the Ritz . Carlton hotel in DOHA 1) 6 -1 QATAR by SSAI concerning FBI personnel
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activities at Abu Ghurayo Prison to which he provided the
following information:

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SA,bladvised that during his time at the ABUb1

Ghurayb Prison his role was to only process and fingerprint

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prisoners and at no time did he observe any misconduct or
mistreatment of ,prisoners at any time during his presence at ABU
Ghurayb prison.

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believe that any misconduct or mistreatment of detainees at ABU

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Ghurayb was occurring in Unit lA or 1B nor did anyone ever
volunteer any information to him that any mistreatment of
prisoners had occurred.

SA!b!advised that he never felt a need to have an b6 -1 understanding of Department of Defense and/or Department of Justice authorization for permitted use of certain interrogation b7C -1 techniquesb
That was because he was only at the prison to

process and fingerprint prisoners. He also stated that he doesb
not have any pictures, video tapes, or notes of actions depicting
misconduct or inappropriate behavior by U.S. personnel against
detainees or was not aware of anyone else who was in possession
of such items.

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DETAINEES-3513

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Name of Individual Interviewed Assignment/POC Status Assigned to TL/AIat AGP
Conduct Advised
(# of times by that FBI SA/LS)
Interview
S Los Angeles TL I
Confirmed Yes
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Work SAC Randy Parsons
1-1 Available Monday
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SA1 New York Confirmed Til ( Yes
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New York, Squad CD-22
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LSI TDY Iraq Confirmed Yes
I SC Frank Battle, CTD Interview Set For Monday, 1...-b7F 1

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TDY to Iraq
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SAI I Fly Away Confirmed T b7F -1 Yes
SC Frank Battle, CTD

Monday, 05/17/03
9:30 - 10:00 AM (EST) •
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DETAINEES-3554
DOJFBI 003173

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