Formica Report Annex 53: Statement of Private First Class, Guard, Abu Ghraib Prison re: Detainee Treatment and Handling While in Detention

Sworn statement by a PFC who has guarded at Abu Ghraib prison. Discusses detention procedures, and states, "I've never known a detainee to be denied lunch. They generally have in their cell water and a little snack.... Usually they have a blanket.... Normally, when they are in their cells they have goggles on." States I've never been inside the room during an interrogation. I've heard yelling a few times before. That's about it, usually a few words. It did make me wonder sometimes. If I were to rate or compare this, I would say it was not bad as a Drill Sergeant ass chewing out a trainee. I saw one detainee return drenched in sweat, at could've it been nerves. He looked tired. I've never senor heard a detainee beat, kicked, or any other way abused by a guard or interrogator.

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Saturday, June 26, 2004
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Thursday, June 29, 2006
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• SWORN STATEMENT
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