2005: “Cheaper than Chimpanzees” by Vera Sharav

On behalf of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, or AHRP, I want to thank the members of the Committee, for this opportunity to share with you our understanding of the complex problems presented by medical research involving vulnerable populations, such as prisoners and children. We appreciate your difficult job, and recognize that you will need to exercise courage in your assigned mission, which is to protect prisoners from research abuse and exploitation.

“Courage,” in this context, means the courage to acknowledge uncomfortable facts about current practice and to speak truth to power,