Cell in Jerome, AZ, an old ghost town. There was a landslide and the jail slid down the mountain and the walls cracked around it, but you can still see inside.

Cell in Jerome, AZ, an old ghost town. There was a landslide and the jail slid down the mountain and the walls cracked around it, but you can still see inside.

Picture of doctors in an insane asylum.   Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

Picture of doctors in an insane asylum. Very odd. 'They're comming to take me away ah ha...'

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

Patients in various states of misery, at the Ohio Insane Asylum. The photo was taken in 1946. Psychiatric medicine improved in leaps and bounds during the intervening decades.

Artaud spent almost five years of his younger life in sanitariums and asylums and ended up dying in a physiatric ward of intestinal cancer.

Transiently Enlightening

Artaud spent almost five years of his younger life in sanitariums and asylums and ended up dying in a physiatric ward of intestinal cancer.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum--Weston, West Virginia

America’s first jail was built in the tunnels of this abandoned mine

A suffragist on a hunger strike, being forcibly fed with a nasal tube London, ca. 1911.

A Suffragette Describes What It Felt Like to Be Force-Fed

A suffragist on a hunger strike, being forcibly fed with a nasal tube London, ca. 1911.

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