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    • Jay Williams

      Topeka State Hospital In 1913, the Kansas legislature deemed that habitual criminals, idiots, epileptics, imbeciles and the insane could be subject to castration. From then until 1961, when the inhumane procedure was banned, about 3,000 Kansans were

    • Christine Matha

      Topeka State Hospital opened in 1872, and by the early 1900s horror stories emerged regarding patient treatment. There were investigative news reports of patients being left in rocking chairs in the hallways for hours, reports of patients being raped, chained, kept nude, and one reporter claimed to have seen a patient who had likely been strapped to his bed for so long his skin had begun to grow over the straps. Closed in 1997, 1,157 people were reported to have died there.

    • Angell M. Villafañe

      Topeka State Hospital (historic asylum) was in operation from 1872 to 1997 - Topeka, KS

    • Jeana

      Abandonned Topeka State Hospital- 2700 W 6th st,Topeka, Kansas(1872-1997 stories about patients being abused neglected raped,newspaper reporter spoke of seeing a patient's who were confined in leather straps so long the skin was growing around the straps.common sight at times was patients sitting in rocking chairs in hallways all day long no opportunity for activity Legal commitment papers couldn't be found for some of the patients & were sometimes kept chained and nude for months or even years

    • Neatorama

      6 Abandoned Asylums That Look Like Something Out Of a Horror Movie - Neatorama

    • Carol Duncanson

      Topeka State Hospital Abandoned insane asylum with history of horrific abuse

    • Eileen Beltran-Rosario Charette

      Topeka State Hospital | Atlas Obscura Gotta see this place

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      Topeka State Hospital - Topeka, Kansas

    • Kelsey Schimmel

      The Abandoned Topeka State Hospital

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