mental patient

Frank Sutherland
supplementary article to Sutherland's series on Central State Psychiatric Hospital, reporting on an investigation launched as a result of the story.
Freedom! Reporter Leaves Kankakee
Frank Smith
In the tenth and final story about his week spent undercover at Illinois' Kankakee psychiatric hospital, Frank Smith goes through the process of getting released and butts heads with his psychiatrist Dr. Sullivan, who wants him to stay longer.
Attempted Suicide at Kankakee Hospital
Frank Smith
In this eighth article in the "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, Frank Smith reveals his conversations with fellow patient at Kankakee Mr. M - who attempted suicide multiple times during his extended stay at the mental hospital.
Crazy Rhythm Dance at Kankakee
Frank Smith
The seventh and one of the more amusing installments in his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, here Frank Smith reports on the co-ed dances held at Kankakee.
Haunted by Kankakee Fire Hazards
Frank Smith
In this sixth installment of his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, reporter Frank Smith receives his clothes and wanders around Illinois' Kankakee psychiatric hospital where he discovers a complete disregard of fire safety regulations.
Railroaded to Kankakee as Insane
Frank Smith
In the fifth installment of "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" Frank Smith speaks with Oscar, a fellow mental patient at Kankakee who is in fact sane but has been committed to the hospital against his will.
'Death Cup' Perils Kankakee Inmates
Frank Smith
In this fourth installment of "Seven Days in the Madhouse" Smith runs into two patients who recognize him, nearly blowing his cover. He also happens across his ward's common drinking cup - a violation of Illinois state health codes.
Reporter's Night of Terror at Kankakee POOR SCAN - REDO
Frank Smith
In his third installment of the series "Seven Days in the Madhouse," Frank Smith describes being finally released from the hydrotherapy tub and his first night's sleep at Kankakee.
Reporter Takes Kankakee 'Water Cure'
Frank Smith
In this second installment to the series, Smith describes in detail his stay in Kankakee's hydrotherapy ward, where he was strapped into a tub of dirty river water for fifteen hours.
Ward 51 - Nightmare Of Violence
Michael Mok
In the third article of his "I Was a Mental Patient" series, Mok meets other patients at Kings County and learns about Ward 51, where the hospital's most violent psychiatric patients are held.
Scared children, depraved men, jammed in wards; reporter reveals overcrowding and inadequate staff
Michael Mok
This is the first article in the World-Telegram's series called "I Was a Mental Patient" by reporter Michael Mok. From the editor's note: "For months, the World-Telegram has received complaints from men and women who have been patients in the psychiatric division of Kings County Hospital. The nature of the complaints was such that the World-Telegram decided to investigate conditions in the Brooklyn institution. Without the knowledge of any one in the hospital or in the Department of Hospitals, staff writer Michael Mok was assigned to become a patient in the psychiatric ward of Kings County. He spent eight days in the locked wards. He was instructed to report his findings in a constructive effort to improve conditions. His series begins today."
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