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



History[edit]

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.