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Controversial Prison Gets Ready for Democratic Convention

A 120 year old prison with a controversial history in the Northeastern U.S. city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is being prepared to hold protesters who are arrested during the Democratic Convention next month. Holmesburg Prison, which was closed in 1995, used inmates in the 1960s as test subjects for biochemical and other research projects. By the mid-1970s, research in Holmesburg and other U.S. prisons declined sharply as federal regulations to protect human subjects of research were...

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