This State Hospital In Pennsylvania Has A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten
By Beth Price-Williams|Published October 23, 2016
A professional writer for more than two decades, Beth has lived in nearly a dozen states – from Missouri and Virginia to Connecticut and Vermont – and Toronto, Canada. In addition to traveling extensively in the U.S. and the U.K., she has a BA in Journalism from Point Park University (PA), a MA in Holocaust & Genocide Studies from Stockton University (NJ), and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University (PA). A writer and editor for Only In Your State since 2016, Beth grew up in and currently lives outside of Pittsburgh and when she’s not writing or hanging out with her bunnies, budgies, and chinchilla, she and her daughter are out chasing waterfalls.
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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