Tragic tales of horrific living conditions and unimaginable abuse emanated from Philadelphia State Hospital – also known as Byberry – in Pennsylvania during much of the 20th century. The mental asylum, originally meant to help “cure” the mentally ill, became little more than a terrifying nightmare for those who lived there.

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