Washington state prisoner radiation case nearly over

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Spokane _ U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley
is about to close a controversial chapter of
Cold War history with a final settlement for
the prisoners whose testicles were Washington
State Penitentiary.

But first, he'll decide whether six more men
who've come forward since the $2.4 million
settlement was approved in March should share
in it.

. . .

The experiments were halted in 1970 after
objections from psychologist Audrey Holliday,
the first woman to run the research division
of the state prison system. She condemned
them as Nazi-like, according to documents
obtained from state archives in Olympia.

In October 1995, a White House committee
concluded the prisoner experiments were
unethical because prisoners aren't capable
of exercising free choice.

The Spokesman-Review

-- spider (spider0@usa.net), November 18, 2000

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