Forest Haven

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Forest Haven was a children's developmental center and mental institution located in Laurel, Maryland.[1] The site was opened in 1925 and closed in 1991 after facing lawsuits regarding the patients of Forest Haven and a decline in a need for asylums in the United States. It's been said the building now sits on an unreserved plantation in a deserted area and is now known as one of Maryland's top 10 haunted places.

Overview[edit]

Forest Haven was notorious for its poor conditions and abuse of patients, using archaic treatments such as electroshock, hydrotherapy and lobotomy.[2] With declining conditions after decades of operation, the families of many patients filed lawsuits against the hospital for reasons of abuse, neglect, poor living conditions; even medical testing.

There is a cemetery on site where graves have been uncovered by erosion.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boo, Katherine (March 14, 1999). "Forest Haven Is Gone, But the Agony Remains". Washington Post. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Boo, Katherine (March 14, 1999). "Forest Haven Is Gone, But the Agony Remains". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Forest Haven Asylum". Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 39°6′19″N 76°46′32″W / 39.10528°N 76.77556°W / 39.10528; -76.77556