Targeted © Anthony Fieldman 2017

This is a story about how two independent forces conspired to turn the United States in the world’s leading champion of incarceration. A powerful combination of shoddy lab experiments and entrenched prejudices have turned America into the world’s preeminent jailer.

The use of mice and rats in experiments dates back to the 1850’s, when so-called rat fanciers sold them to early scientists looking for a better way to…