Title: Wit Documents (Galaviz)

Release Date: 2014-03-20

Text: ManningB_O0449862 PA From: Barnes CWO2 Denise Sent: Friday. March 04, 2011 1:39 PMTo: Oltman Col Robert cc: Ebitz Maj Amy subject: RE: Manning early bird articleSigned By:Sir, when I made the decision to have detainee Manning's underwear removed after taps withhis other gear and still keep him POI, my thought process was that he did not threatensuicide nor did he make a suicidal gesture as per the SECNAV. In addition, we did not feelthat the extra measures were necessary during regular day time hours. He never said he wouldcommit suicide nor did he act in a manner that was similar to the incident in January withCWO Averhart where he was placed in SR status. His behavior was not erratic in any way, asmatter of fact, he was smiling when he was talking to Papakie. The SECNAV states that Ican remove clothing when deemed necessary. I found it hard to justify assigning him the SRstatus, it is easier to explain why we left him in POI status than why we placed him in SRstatus without adhering to the guidance in the SECNAV. I also could not justify not takingaction in the event of a possible suicide or an attempt at it after he made that comment toPapakie. Papakie, Blenis and I all felt uncomfortable and almost at the sametime said we need to make adjustments. As a side note Sir, I do not always concur with theboard or items that are brought to me in other capacities. A good example was prisonerCantrell, on 26 January, the board voted 2-1 to keep him as interior work detail and Idisagreed and put him in protective custody status. My decision was based on the reason wehad him in confinement and since I did not know who he testified on that may come to theBrig, I put his safety first. Thanks Sir.b. Prisoners who have threatened suicide or have made asuicidal gesture, but are found fit for confinement, may beplaced in the category of "suicide risk? for observation. Theyshall be placed in special quarters under continuousobservation. may direct removal of the prisoner'sclothing when deemed necessary. Prisoner must be underobservation of a supervisor of the same sex."CWO2 Denise V. BarnesBrig Officer, Security Battalion3247 Elrod AvenueQuantico, VA 22134From: Oltman Col Robert Sent: Friday, March 64, 2011 11:43To: Barnes CWO2 Denise Cc: Ebitz Maj Amy Subject: Fw: Manning early bird articleHeading towards office soon. CWO2 Barnes synopsize for me the rational for your action andthe authority vested and cited by you in the SECNAV. I will reply to this email.Sent from my BlackBerry Handheld Original Message From: wright LtCol Troy To: Oltman Col Robert 6cc: Greer LtCol Christopher Galaviz cwes Abel; Durham CIV Jan Pagan CIV Radomet Sent: Fri Mar 04 10:42:48 2011Subject: Fw: Manning early bird articleCol Oltman:Sir, I just wanted to pass on to you a professional opinion from PSL that we have someconcerns about recent (within the last 2-3 days) decisions made by the commanding officer ofthe Quantico brig. To take measures that are consistent with suicide watch but notofficially place that person in a suicide watch status is inconsistent with the way we aresupposed to do business. we understand there may be some concern about taking actions whichmay result in another Article 138 complaint but if we are doing business they way we aresupposed to there is nothing to worry about.Very respectfully,LtCol wrightLtCol Troy V. wrightHead, Law Enforcement and Corrections BranchSecurity Division Plans, Policies Operations Headquarters, U.5. Marine Corps (HQMC) From: Galaviz cues AbelSent: Friday, March 04, 2011 8:45To: Pagan CIV Radomet wright LtCol Troy Burris Richard Gillespie CTR Tab Subject: Manning early bird articleGentlemen, news from today's Early Bird.Soldier In Leaks Case was Jailed Naked, Lawyer SaysBy Charlie Savage- A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused ofleaking secret government files to wikiLeaks, has complained that his client was stripped andleft naked in his cell for seven hours on wednesday.The conditions of Private Manning's confinement at the Marine brig in Quantico, Va., havedrawn criticism in recent months from supporters and his lawyer, David E. Coombs.The soldier's clothing was returned to him Thursday morning, after he was required to standnaked outside his cell during an inspection, Mr. Coombs said in a posting on his web site."This type of degrading treatment is inexcusable and without justification," Mr. Coombswrote. "It is an embarrassment to our military justice system and should not be tolerated.2ManningB_00449863 Pfc. Manning has been told that the same thing will happen to him again tonight. No otherdetainee at the brig is forced to endure this type of isolation and humiliation."First Lt. Brian Villiard, a Marine spokesman, said a brig duty supervisor had ordered PrivateManning's clothing taken from him. He said that the step was "not punitive" and that it wasin accordance with brig rules, but he said that he was not allowed to say more.?It would be inappropriate for me to explain it,? Lieutenant Villiard said. can confirmthat it did happen, but I can't explain it to you without violating the detainee's privacy."Private Manning is being held as a maximum security detainee under a special set ofrestrictions intended to prevent self-injury, even though supporters say there is no evidencethat he is suicidal.During an appearance on earlier on Thursday, Geoffrey Morrell, the Pentagon presssecretary, attributed the general conditions of Private Manning's confinement to "theseriousness of the charges he's facing, the potential length of sentence, the nationalsecurity implications" and to protect him from potential harm.Also, earlier on Thursday, one of Private Manning's friends, David House, said in aconference call with reporters that he had visited the soldier the previous weekend and thathis mental condition was severely deteriorating as a result of being confined to his cell 23hours a day, with one hour to exercise in an empty room, and largely isolated from humancontact.But Mr. House said that Private Manning did not seem suicidal and contended that he was beingpressured to cooperate.Investigators have been seeking evidence that could implicate Julian Assange, the wikiLeaksfounder, as a conspirator in the leaking of the military and diplomatic documents and videos.Mr. House spoke on the conference call with Daniel Ellsberg, who compared the leaking ofdocuments to wikiLeaks to his own leaking of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war. OnWednesday, the Army announced 22 additional charges against Private Manning, including"aiding the enemy.?The charge sheet did not explain who "the enemy" was, leading some to speculate that it was areference to wikiLeaks. on Thursday, however, the military said that it instead referred toany hostile forces that could benefit from learning about classified military tactics andprocedures.Respectfully Submitted,CWO-5 Abel GalavizHead, Corrections SectionPS Division, PSL Branch ?Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with theresults."ManningB_O0449864

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