Kansas Hospital for the Dangerous Insane

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Kansas Hospital for the Dangerous Insane
Established 1908
Opened 1912
Closed 1939
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Lansing, KS
Alternate Names
  • Lansing State Hospital for Criminally Insane


Operated at the Kansas State Penitentiary (now Lansing Correctional Facility) due to problems from state hospitals with escapes and assaults by those found to be "criminally insane". A separate wing was constructed in 1911, demolished at an unknown date. In 1939 49 inmates were transferred to a new facility at Larned State Hospital to house them.


Biennial Report of the Medical Department of Kansas State Penitentiary, Journal of the Kansas Medical Society, Volume 16, Pages 232-234. https://archive.org/details/journalofkansasm1619kans/page/232/mode/2up