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The Narcotic Farm And The Little Known History America’s First Prison For Drug Addicts
clary estes
Nov 19, 2019
As you drive along the picturesque rolling hills of central Kentucky horse country you may unexpectedly pass by a leviathan of a building draped in barbed wire and nestled among the surrounding farm land. The entrance rises up along concrete two massifs, leading to brick and concrete arms stretching out around a square yard filled with a metal labyrinth of chain linked fences and razor sharp spirals of barbed wire. With an American flag waving at the entrance, the building, both beautiful and foreboding, seems well suited for a quintessential American haunted house movie, but holds within it a fascinating history that is still playing out today in the wake of the opioid epidemic. Read more...

The Narcotic Farm And The Little Known History America’s First Prison For Drug Addicts
Throughout its history, Narco was the ultimate destination for any and all drug addicts of the first half of the 20th century.

Clary Estes

Clary Estes is a documentary photographer from Central Kentucky who works internationally.
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