Navy Memo: re: Revisions to 1st Marine Division Detensions Standard Operating Procedure

Memo from the U.S. Marine Corps., First Marine Division explaining the new changes to "Ref (a)" of the 1st Marine Division Detainee Standard Operating Procedure.

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
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UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
First Marine Division
Ar Ramdi, Iraq

23 Mar 2004 CHANGE 1 TO 1ST MARINE DIVISION DETENTIONS SOP
Ref (a) 1st MarDiv Detainee SOP
The following changes to Ref (a) are effective upon receipt of this document.
1. Corpsmen are sufficient for conducting the following:
a.
Entrance medical check (still to be done immediately upon in-processing of a new detainee).

b.
Daily medical check of detainees

c.
Pre and post intent' son medical check.

d.
Daily hygiene inspection of the detention facility.

e.
Corpsmen will call a Medical Officer, Physicians Assistant, or Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) in any case that requires immediate attention or which is beyond their medical abilities.

2. A physician is required to
a.
Counter-sign the entrance checks, pre/post interrogation checks, and all Corpsman notes on daily faculty inspections and daily detainee checks.

b.
Conduct release physicals.

3.
The intent of the pre/post interrogation medical check remain= "to verify the generalhealth and physical condition of a detainee (note bruises, cuts, welts, etc before and after the detainee has lathe direct custody of the detention facility staff").

4.
The RCT/BCT commander retains ABSOLUTE authority to control aCO= to his facility and to stop any activity he deems to be imysoper. Unit 5-2 officers have details on classified information regarding interrogation procedures and rules for non Divisional assets, and should be consulted to avoid confusion at the facility.

5.
The authority to employ Riot Control Agents (RCA) has been delegated to RCT/BCT commanders for use at detention facilities. The 01C of each facility is authorized to employ RCA to deal with detainee situations where use of RCA is deemed necessary.

CR. LETHIN
enclosure (15)
DOD FINAL 213
DOD 57800

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7109
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