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Massachusetts Correctional Institution-Bridgewater : A Troubled Past - (Paperback)
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Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums. Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.
Number of Pages: 174
Genre: History, Social Science, Photography
Series Title: Landmarks
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Michael J. Maddigan
Street Date: February 19, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-0981
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