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Central State Hospital Patient

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Hiram Steele was a patient at Central State Hospital several times throughout his life. He was first convicted of a crime (hence the mug shot), then found insane and sent to the asylum. He would spend most of his life either in Central State Hospital or in prison. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Virginia.

Hiram Steele was a patient at Central State Hospital several times throughout his life. He was first convicted of a crime (hence the mug shot), then found insane and sent to the asylum. He would spend most of his life either in Central State Hospital or in prison. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Virginia.

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