The Narcotic Farm

The Narcotic Farm

The Rise and Fall of America's First Prison for Drug Addicts

by J P. OlsenNancy D. Campbell and Luke Walden

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2008

  $29.95
From 1935 until 1975, just about every junkie busted for dope went to The Narcotic Farm. Equal parts federal prison, treatment centre, organic farm and research laboratory, the Farm was designed to rehabilitate addicts and help researchers discover a cure for drug addiction. Although it began as a bold and ambitious public works project, the Farm was shut down forty years after it opened amid scandal over its drug-testing program, which involved experiments where inmates were being used as human guinea pigs and rewarded with heroin and cocaine for their efforts. Published to coincide with a documentary to be aired on PBS, "The Narcotic Farm" includes rare and unpublished photographs, film stills, newspaper and magazine clippings, government documents, as well as interviews, writings, and anecdotes from the prisoners, doctors and guards to trace the Farm's noble rise and tumultuous fall, revealing the compelling story of what really happened inside the prison walls.
ISBN:
9780810972865
9780810972865
Category:
Prisons
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
254x191x28mm
Weight:
0.98kg

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