The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

  • Next Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • JP OLSEN

    The Narcotic Farm2009 JP OLSEN — JP Olsen of Brooklyn, NY, produced and directed a one-hour public television documentary on secret CIA-funded drug experiments at the U.S. Narcotic Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The film is also the subject of an accompanying book, The Narcotic Farm, which Olsen co-authored, published by Harry Abrams.

    The Narcotic Farm – both the documentary and the book – tells the story of this fascinating institution through rare photographs and film, forgotten press clippings, revealing government documents, and historically significant new interviews with prisoners, doctors, and guards who were there. Through their interviews and a wealth of newly collected archival material, The Narcotic Farm traces this federal institution’s rise and tumultuous fall.”

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