chapter  6
22 Pages

“Danger! This Material Is Extremely Toxic.” The dioxin experiments

Ordinarily, he would thumb through the magazine while he killed time and pick up bits of information. Corrections magazine had become a staple of casual reading for the convicts at Graterford State Penitentiary in Montgomery County, just west of Philadelphia. On this day, however, Al Zabala, in and out of jail for the last fifteen years, would pay close attention to an article in the April 1981 issue. “As soon as I seen it, I knew they were talking about me,” said Zabala. “I knew everything they were saying in the article.”1