Anthony Ryan Hatch
The Secret Drugging of Captive America
University of Minnesota Press 2019
New Books in American StudiesNew Books in Drugs, Addiction and RecoveryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in PsychologyNew Books in Public PolicyNew Books in Science & TechnologyNew Books in Science, Technology, and SocietyNew Books Network July 12, 2019 Lucas Richert
Over the past forty years, U.S. prisons and jails have used various psychotropic drugs. In this interview, Anthony Ryan Hatch discusses the need to think deeply about mass incarceration, pharmaceuticals, and psychiatry. He talks about the role of pharmacies and drug experiments in prison settings, and he underlines the ways that institutions themselves can be addicted to drugs. These are just a few of the topics that he examines in his recent book, Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). And, importantly, he also offers thoughts about recovery from this addiction.
Lucas Richert is an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He studies intoxicating substances and the pharmaceutical industry. He also examines the history of mental health.