By Stephen Seager
Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was once no stranger to locked psych wards while he authorised a task at California’s Gorman kingdom sanatorium, recognized in the neighborhood as “Gomorrah,” yet not anything may have ready him for what he encountered while he stepped via its gates, a triple sally port at the back of the twenty-foot partitions crowned with shining coils of razor twine. Gorman nation is among the nation’s biggest forensic psychological hospitals, devoted to treating the criminally insane. Unit C, the place Seager was once assigned, was once reserved for the “bad actors,” the mass murderers, serial killers, and the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world.
Against a backdrop of surreal beauty—a verdant campus-like surroundings the place peacocks strolled the grounds—is a spot of outstanding violence, a spot the place a small employees of clinicians are anticipated to regulate a risky inhabitants of prison-hardened ex-cons, the place lone therapists lead sharing circles with sociopaths, the place a bootleg underground economic system prospers, and the place sufferers and physicians frequently degree their lives in accordance with how briskly they could run. To go during the gates of Gomorrah is to go into a looking-glass global, the place the trimmings of the conventional calendar yr exist—Halloween dances and yuletide events (complete with visits from Santa), springtime softball groups and basketball leagues, yet marked with paroxysms of brutality (Santa is going berserk), and peopled through figures from our nightmares.
Behind the Gates of Gomorrah gives an eye-opening glance within a facility to which few humans have ever had entry. sincere, rueful, and now and then darkly humorous, Seager’s gripping account of his rookie 12 months blends memoir with a story technology, explaining either the aberrant brain and his personal, now and then incomprehensible, selection to stay in a task with a perilously steep studying curve.
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Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane by Stephen Seager