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Sentenced to Science
December 3, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
“Sentenced to Science: One Man’s Story and the Uncovered History of Prison Experimentation,” featuring Allen Hornblum and Yusef Anthony, jointly sponsored by PPro, SPEAR, and the Department of African American Studies. During the 20th century, incarcerated people were often exploited by medical researchers. In this talk on December 3rd at McCormick 101, Allen Hornblum, author of Acres of Skin, and Yusef Anthony, a formerly incarcerated man who was subjected to unethical medical experimentation at Holmesburg Prison in Philadelphia in the early 1970s, presented this sordid history and took audience questions on this once widespread and disturbing American practice.