Essentially, if one had a grudge with another they could simply claim they were mentally insane and the claimed victim would get sent off the asylum. Asylums have been infamous for unmoral, experimental procedures that had been practiced on their patients. Most patients were admitted for life, due to them dying from various methods of treatment. The procedures ranged anywhere from savage attempts of electroshock therapy methods, to carving chunks out of the brain. Patients often had zero privacy and were confined into tiny small cells that consisted of one bed, and one toilet. Some cells in the asylum did not let their captives see the light of day. The average patient would rarely ever see his or her own fellow patients.
A patient’s worst nightmare in an asylum was to be put in solitary confinement. It is a common saying around psychiatric wards that there is one fate worst than death; solitary confinement. Merriam-Webster 's Collegiate Dictionary: Eleventh Edition defines solitary confinement as “the isolation of a prisoner in a separate cell as a punishment”. If a patient were to be