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A large framed piece addressing treatment, or the lack thereof, for the mentally ill in America
The New Bedlam
Fibers, Board, Frame
36 x 36 inches

Prisons have displaced the mental health system as the main institution for dealing with people with psychiatric disabilities in the United States. In the 1960s the public was shocked to discover the conditions under which the mentally were treated. We eradicated these facilities but haven't replaced them leaving our mentally ill without any structure to care for them. The prison industrial complex is the New Bedlam.