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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Specialized hospitals needed for treatment of mentally ill

Albany Herald

Once upon a time, not too many years ago, the state of Georgia maintained a hospital for the mentally ill in each Community Service Board region of the state. Milledgeville State Hospital also provided housing for those judged to be criminally insane. There also was a long-term care facility for the mentally ill near Bainbridge. While conditions in these hospitals were somewhat spartan, the residents of these hospitals were receiving care for their problems from hospital personnel trained to deal with the mentally ill.