A Prison and a Haven: America's Only Leprosy Colony
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 925 , Segment 1
Episode: Leprosy Myths
- Mar 23, 2021 7:00 pm
- 32:31 mins
The story of Carville, America's only leprosy colony, which held patients, often against their will, for over 100 years. It became both a prison and a haven, as well as a source of a cure. Pam Fessler relates her family's secret history with the colony. Guest: Pam Fessler, correspondent on NPR's National Desk and author of "Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice"