Columbus Hospital for the Insane


Columbus, O.

Went to these cemeteries that were behind what was the Columbus Hospital for the Insane. They were used to bury patients from that facility, and prisoners from the old State Prison in downtown Columbus. The headstones that say unknown are supposedly mass graves full of victims from a huge prison fire. Some are just marked with M or F and a prisoner number. The state obviously knew these peoples names, as they have their inmate numbers, but couldn’t give them the respect of marking their graves with their names. If that isnt fucked up enough, look at the headstone that just says SPECIMENS. WHAT THE FUCK DOES A MENTAL HOSPITAL NEED HUMAN SPECIMENS FOR. I can only imagine what the people who are buried here went through. What a sad place.