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The landmark Victorian spires of the Pontiac State Hospital dominated the landscape for over a century and signified a commitment to care of our mentally ill.

Ruin du Jour -- October 8, 2000

THE DEMISE OF PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL

Our state's mental patients, supposedly under outpatient care, now roam the streets of Detroit and fill our jails and prisons. In one case, in Michigan's upper peninsula, a former mental hospital has actually been converted into a prison.

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