Canada

Former inmate sues over LSD experiments

A former prisoner at Kingston's Prison for Women is suing the federal government and two doctors for experimenting on her mind. Dorothy Mills Proctor has filed a $5 million lawsuit.

The suit claims prison psychologists forced Proctor and other female inmates to take LSD.

Proctor says she suffers from nightmares and flashbacks. Her lawyer, James Newland, says at least 22 other women at Kingston in the early 1960s were also experimented upon.

A board of inquiry recommended compensating Proctor and the other women. Instead, the issue was sent to medical ethics experts at Mcgill University for more study. Corrections officials refuse to comment on the case because it's now before the courts.