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"Canadian Armed Forces troops arrive at the Kingston penitentiary on April 15, 1971 to help prison officials after inmates took control of the main cell block. The riot ended on April 18 with two inmates dead and 11 injured. " (see Source)

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"A prisoner sits inside the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, England in 1869." (see Source)

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"A young patient's rotted teeth, due to poor dentistry, are revealed at London's Friern Hospital (previously known as the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum) circa 1890-1910." (see Source)

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"A patient suffering from "general paralysis" poses for a photo at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, England circa 1869." (see Source)

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"A patient sits in a restraint chair at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, England in 1869." (see Source)

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"Asylums were built in rural areas to remove patients from their home environments and to provide fresh air in a bucolic setting. Patients were offered exercise, work, education, and religious instruction. Most alienists did not dispense drugs, but…

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JAMES GREGG was indicted for that he in the King's highway, in and upon Samuel Brooks did make an assault, putting him in corporal fear and danger of his life, and stealing from his person half a guinea and shilling, the property of the said Samuel,…

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Richard Greenwood was indicted for making an assault with a pistol onCharles Maverley, in a forcible and violent manner, with intent the money of the said Charles to steal [...]He had several witnesses, relations, and neighbours, that deposed he was…

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oil on canvas of woman with gambling addiction

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The image shows three examples of phrenologic traits associated with insanity. On the left is a mentally defective person, and in the middle is a mad woman. The final sketching is of French murderer P.F. Lacenaire.
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