Like criminal justice authorities in other states, Missouri penal officials employ the tool of solitary confinement to isolate select prisoners from the larger prison population.
"We haven't had an adult conversation about drugs in America," says Columbia University neuropsychopharmacologist Carl Hart, who has studied the effects of controlled substances, especially methamphetamine, on brain activity for more than a decade. His university of biography portrays an award-winning scientist and professor who is widely recognized for his outstanding contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology.
At the outset of any account that sketches the details of the following story, it’s a safe bet to say that the tale will receive a fair bit of national attention and also have many readers scratching their heads.
The critically important need for a criminal suspect in Missouri or anywhere else to secure the prompt and strong representation of a knowledgeable defense attorney was further underscored this week by a report on criminal exonerations.