Formica Report Annex 56: Statement of GS-12 Screener at Abu Ghraib Prison re: Screening and Assessment of Detainees at Abu Ghraib Prison

Sworn statement of a government civilian employee (GS-12) regarding detention practices. Mentions detainees "who were complaining" and who "had obvious injuries to their faces, their wrists, and water blisters on their legs." According to the person making this statement, this abuse was attributable to one person, whose name is redacted. Continues, "There was a female detainee that was brought in, I didn't talk to her ... whatever happened to her I have no idea what it was.... [Redacted] said she was humiliated by this guy." Mentions that "one individual had rotator cuff damage so severe he couldn't lift his arms up. He alleged he was handcuffed behind his back, and they were lifted almost to his head.... On one particular individual, his wrist wounds were so severe that they were cut down through the forth [sic] and fifth layers of flesh.... I've been told about the impaling of the rectum with a bottle."

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SWORN STATEMENT
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0111NAM , WANT 'TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
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Taue's °Aloe ia the tames I pve prior that sfacifically des any set to 030T -AP ar to SW Group. I spent sena or eight
moths at Mn Ghat walking the imerropdon aide of the lore, the detainee assessmeot board. and the acre •seaion. I saw
some indi viduals veto Wired. sod Mow *divan*, trough the interpreter Dere. . ig I've never ame so I do et bow what be looks Ihm. I've just sem soots of the week that s ter Mimed to bs
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brae& in. I didn't tam to her I believe bad to . Ds whatever hammed to be I have no idea what it was.
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£6 detainees who enribted their•to 111111•One individual bad rotator coifdims, so severe be couldn'tsans op. Be alleged he was •behind his book. aed they were lifted MOMS so bis bead. This was attributed to De
guy. I kept• mentioned w hires•screminp durtg the last three months I was at Me
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..as °brat it was bind for we as tell the •between units that brought detainees, and I as had any problems with the
soldieri that brought in detatheat. They was always very prolusiooal.
When I mimed &mime tiles, k would have jammed out at we that some units tem& Is dente= that were generstly mum& lb
it a worse Wedeln than others. Stb Group, or any of their rubordinsdag tuts. didn't display a peens of bringing detainees is
who was is worse shire than others.
C3,10V-AP didn't display a patters of benzins in detainees that were in worse •than others. The only plittero• i'.

**ries to detainee that jumps ass at use is specifically attributed to • The *des of the detainees ilidn i

appear to have otteerred at the objective. I would be able to tell the •islet between an bbigz7 that 0014004 E lbe abiaclive
timing upon and one dist mewed•to that. I was in law enfotsunent for 33 years sod on a takedown. an abrasion to

the face would be pwh -butt imprint or severe laceration to the face, you'd wonder how much more did tis'y
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do. On we palliate•.,Idoml., his wrist wounds were an severe that they were at down through tits forth and fifth layers of
flub. It was scabbed over, bark was obvious those *bp had been en and a lot of •was mend on those plastic earth. or
truant caffs. whichever ones ware used. I haven't sem this but I've been sold about thre herding of dm rem= with * Ism*. You
sawpcisooets that were walking kind of tinny. and you knew Emend% was wrong with them. what. I deal know. Rot 15
lifeame sad experience, hums beings dcm't at din way unless there's something with them. I've seen prisoners dus have injured themselves whit flex cuffs but an Its she depee that I've seen on some prisoners. there's just no way.
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