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To Hell With Their Profits

ID Number: 21064
Maker: Rachael Romero; San Francisco Poster Brigade; Inkworks Press
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1978
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 57.5 cm x 43 cm; 22 5/8 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
To Hell With Their Profits Stop Forced Drugging Of Psychiatric Inmates! [Wi]th Thei[r] Prof[its] Drugging AMA For the Mental Patients Liberation Movement. -Not For Sale-Please Post Publicly- San Francisco Poster Brigade PO Box 31428, San Francisco CA 94131

Acquisition Number: 1996-132

The San Francisco Poster Brigade was a group of artists that made protest posters in San Francisco and New York City from 1975-1981. In this period, they exhibited their posters internationally and organized political art shows.

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Exhibition Annotation:
The forced drugging of inmates is an ongoing problem—40% of the inmates and patients given antipsychotic drugs develop long term injuries. One of the most common side effects is tardive dyskinesia, which causes loss of bodily control and disfigurement. The drug companies make huge profits with the sale of the drugs and prisons can cut corners by overmedicating inmates rather than finding lasting and rehabilitative alternatives. The forced drugging of people being held in Guantanamo raises further concerns. Prisoners with no history of mental health issues were drugged in what many interpret to be efforts to coerce confessions.

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