DR. CONAN KORNETSKY
Dr. Conan Kornetsky arrived at Lexington in 1948 as graduate student in psychology at the University of Kentucky. Over the next four years he was involved in some of the institution’s most groundbreaking drug tests, including tests that established the fact that barbiturates – in wide use at the time - were highly addictive and extremely dangerous in cases of sudden withdrawal. He would go on to become an international expert on drug addiction and hallucinogenics.
DR. JOHN BALL
Dr. John Ball was hired as a staff criminologist for the prison’s research la and worked there from 1962 to 1968, where he studied criminal, drug-using populations. After leaving Lexington he worked for President Richard Nixon as a member of his drug policy team.
DR. FREDERICK GLASER
Dr. Frederick Glaser arrived in Lexington in 1964 on a two-year psychiatric residency. He recalls the institution as filling a vital role in caring for drug addicts and as an important first step in this nations understanding of how to treat addiction. His enthusiasm for the institution’s goal of treatment, however, is tempered by his concern over the research lab’s practice of using volunteer addicts for drug tests.
Robert Maclin was the Narcotic Farm’s agriculture administrator between 1951 until the farm closed in 1968.