Voces, Independent Lens
From Pelican Bay State Prison, Sansón’s life is defined by borders—between Mexico and the U.S., fact and fiction, personal choice and systemic force.
The U.S. Public Health Service Narcotics Farm is a federal prison for drug addicts. For 40 years government scientists to find a cure for addiction.
In 1935, government scientists at the U.S. Public Health Service Narcotics Farm began a quest to discover a cure for drug addiction. Forty years later, this federal prison for the rehabilitation of drug addicts had closed amid scandal over its inmate drug-testing program. Today, former inmates and doctors tell the story of what really happened inside the Narcotic Farm.