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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 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

1980 Apr. 20

Livingston, Gary

From back wards to front lines

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - On Livingston's personal history and transition from "criminally insane" to his current role as ombudsman on the Forensic Unit at a psychiatric state hospital. Describing the unit and its patients and stressing the need for ex-patient involvement and self-help groups. Expressing personal conflict with Creedmoor's release and privilege policies.

Judi Chamberlin Papers