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Ivan Frederick
Born 1966 (1966)
Place of birth Buckingham County, Virginia
Allegiance United StatesUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1984 - 2004[1]
Rank Private
Unit 372nd Military Police Company
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom, Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–2011

Sgt. Frederick sitting on an Iraqi POW

Ivan Frederick II (born 1966/67), called Chip Frederick, of Buckingham County, Virginia, is a former Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He was the highest in rank of the seven U.S. military police personnel who have been charged with torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, all of whom were members of the 372nd Military Police company. He was the senior enlisted soldier at the prison from October to December 2003.

Prior to his deployment to Iraq, Frederick was a corrections officer at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, Virginia. His wife, Martha, also works there. It was members of Frederick's family who gave the incriminating photos (alt) to 60 Minutes.

In 2004, Frederick pleaded guilty to conspiracy, dereliction of duty, maltreatment of detainees, assault, and indecent acts. He was sentenced to 8 years confinement and loss of rank and pay, and he received a dishonorable discharge.[2]

He was released on parole in October 2007.[3]

See also


  1. Zimbardo, Philip (2007). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. New York: Random House. pp. 341. 
  2. "Detainee Abuse: Abu Ghraib Court Martial: Staff Sgt. Ivan Frederick, USA" Steven C. Welsh, Esq., CDI Research Analyst, October 26, 2004, International Security Law Project, Center for Defense Information
  3. Abu Ghraib figure paroled from Leavenworth,, 2007-10-01

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