Gallery view

1979 Aug. 27

Hentoff, Nat

The limited revenge of the seven 'crazy' women

New York (N.Y.) - On a specific case of institutional abuse concerning seven incarcerated women submitted to inhumane conditions, forced drugging and other forms of psychiatric control. Describing S.T.E.A.D.Y. (Steps Toward Eventual Acceptance of a Disciplined You), a behavior modification program used by the Matteawan state mental hospital. Examining the national significance of the case.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Dec. 31

Hentoff, Nat

The man who was convicted of reading a book

New York (N.Y.) - On the trial and appeal of bookseller Frank Giese who was convicted of conspiracy in the bombing of recruiting stations in Portland, Oregon with the only evidence against him being fingerprints on a single book. A sentence characterizing a witness as dishonest and untrustworthy due to his criminal record and history of mental illness is underlined, presumably by Judi Chamberlin.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Sept. 3

Hentoff, Nat

The prisoner who turned into stone

New York (N.Y.) - On the story of Henry Tucker; a penitentiary inmate in Virginia who, after being diagnosed schizophrenic, was subjected to forced drugging which resulted in paralysis. After Tucker's situation was brought to the attention of the press by a medical worker, the American Civil Liberties Union took on his case and won on the grounds of negligence, medical malpractice and violation of civil rights.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Aug. 20

Hentoff, Nat

The limited revenge of the seven 'crazy' women

New York (N.Y.) - On a specific case of institutional abuse concerning seven incarcerated women submitted to inhumane conditions, forced drugging and other forms of psychiatric control. Describing an ACLU lawsuit against the state for the commitment of prisoners to a mental hospital without even the pretense of a judicial hearing.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979 Sept. 17

Hentoff, Nat

The lords of the locked corridors

New York (N.Y.) - On involuntary institutionalization, drugging, neglect and abuse in psychiatric facilities. Criticizing social workers and psychiatrists as complicit in civil rights violations. Recounting specific court cases, including one concerning the right of parents to commit children without formal hearings. Also including a note written by Chamberlin denoting copies she sent or intended to send.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1978 Feb. 6

Hentoff, Nat

On the trail of the hitting freaks

New York (N.Y.) - On the practice of physical punishment of children in schools. Tracing legal decisions on the subject. An interview with a social psychologist implies that there is a danger that mentally ill teachers or children are at risk of being involved in an instance of corporal punishment which would be especially egregious.

Judi Chamberlin Papers