"I reckon you’ll send him to Jackson, now."

The Mississippi State Hospital in Jackson opened in 1855 as The Mississippi Lunatic Asylum, renamed Mississippi State Insane Hospital in 1900. It was developed according to the Kirkbride Plan, which held that therapeutic improvement could be fostered by the building itself and emphasized comfort, sunlight and privacy. The hospital is long gone, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center now stands in its place.

 

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