Colored Insane Asylum

The colored insane asylum cost $140,000 yearly, and 80 per cent. Of $220,000 criminal expenses are for colored           criminals.

In 1870 a hospital for blacks was established near Richmond and called Central Lunatic Hospital; it was moved to         Petersburg in 1882 and is now racially integrated and known as Central State Hospital.

Insane Asylum Colored








One Response to Colored Insane Asylum

  • Editor says:

    Central Lunatic Asylum was officially renamed Central State Hospital. This piece of legislation also altered the names of the other mental health facilities in Virginia, in order to inspire a more positive image of the institutions, and of mental health treatment in general.