Friday, December 4, 2009

Bridgewater State...What?

The two largest employers in Bridgewater, Massachusetts are both called Bridgewater State. One is Bridgewater State College and the other is Bridgewater State Hospital - which is really a correctional facility. The Boston Strangler was sent there in 1964, and escaped in 1967. After turning himself in he was transferred to a maximum security facility in Walpole, Massachusetts.

The day after Thanksgiving this year an inmate walked away from Bridgewater State Hospital and is still at large.

1 comment:

  1. The sad story of the State Hospital was documented in the 1967 film Titicut Follies. We found it difficult to watch, but the film did help to bring about change in mental health care in the United States. Read about it at