347 Comments Posted by pegasus64

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Safety toothbrush...too short to stab someone lethally with or to do self-harm by swallowing it. They have ones now that are just bristles on a plastic cylinder that fits on the end of your finger.
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Somewhat like a psych mattress...sealed edges, no zippers, can't hide stuff in them. The covers are a thick plastic where now there are lighter, impervious fabrics they can use. These were for durability not not comfort.
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You can still purchase this style of bed for use in current facilities.
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Ms. Bland was pulled over for having a light out. She became uncooperative so was jailed. She died in the jail. Anyway, these were probably beds in a ward although sometimes they used bunk beds. Prisoners that had achieved a less restrictive level were allowed to live in wards, which felt a little less like actual prison.
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Eldo is never over the line because he keeps drawing new ones...his first name is Hannibal...Hi Eldokid...long time no see!
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HOSpitalPSYchiatric...HOSPY
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Also known as DOG files - Dead Or Gone -
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I remember those types of sinks...and they had the soap dispensers with the little plug in the bottom. You'd push up on the plug and the pink, gritty, powdered soap would come out in your hand and there never seemed to be enough water pressure to rinse it away...
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I think most of the doors with windows that we had have been replaced and those that were not have the windows covered.
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Mr. Motts, you are exactly right about the mitts. I still have a set in my supply room, but we haven't used anything like that for years. People that hit or scratched themselves or others would have these mitts strapped on at the wrist to protect themselves or those around them. They were like a catcher's mitt in the front and mesh on the back to try to keep the hands cool.
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Our facility had some doors like that and I think they were put in around 1978. I don't know that they reused old hardware here because it looks like what we have. I just don't think they were in to aesthetics.
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Is it a Stryker frame? They used it for people that were paralyzed or burned. Strapped them in like a sandwich and turned them every 2 hours. Does it look like that to you Lynne?
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We used something like that to shake down the old glass mercury thermometers also.
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It is surprising to see such vibrant colors. They usually used subdued colors to keep the patients calm.
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I am wondering if the wide halls aren't for moving beds? Especially if they were using ECT. It would be easier to move the person in their bed...