Insane Asylum, Jacksonville, Illinois

Insane Asylum, Jacksonville, Illinois

Elizabeth Packard was forced to spend three years in the Jacksonville asylum - depicted in this illustration - after her husband decided that she was insane.

At the time - in June, of 1860 - Illinois state law permitted such an action without a jury trial or due process of any kind.

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Media Credits

Illustration of the Jacksonville asylum from Elizabeth Packard's 1873 book, Modern Persecution, Volume I, frontispiece.  Published by "the authoress."  Printed and bound by Pelletreau & Raynor, New York City.  Online, courtesy Archive.org.


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