The forgotten history of one of the biggest U.S. federal detention programs

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A government program called the American Plan gave law enforcement the right to lock-up any woman they suspected of promiscuity. It eventually became one of the largest-scale and longest running mass quarantines in US history. It’s the subject of the new book “The Trials of Nina McCall.”

Credits

Guest:
Scott W. Sterns - author, “The Trials of Nina McCall” - @ScottWStern

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or