GUEST: Anthony Ryan Hatch, Associate Professor in the ‘Science in Society’ program at Wesleyan University. His earlier book was Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America. He is the author of the new book Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America.
BACKGROUND: The prison population of the United States rivals that of any other industrialized nation. State and federal prisons and jails house millions of Americans in harsh conditions. Among the abuses that incarcerated Americans face is the pervasive use of psychotropic drugs.
Now a new book by Anthony Ryan Hatch exposes how shockingly large numbers of facilities routinely violate human rights through drug use.