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Hillary Clinton Goes to Welfare Island

Hillary Clinton decided to deliver her first major policy speech on Welfare Island; the site of a notoriously brutal prison and lunatic asylum.

Like Hillary, Welfare Island has gone through many identities to try and fix its image problem. It was Blackwell’s Island when it was the site of the New York City Lunatic Asylum described by Dickens as a place of “naked ugliness and horror.” You can see the grim ruins of the Smallpox Hospital which some have claimed is haunted by the ghosts of those who suffered and died there.

via Hillary Clinton Goes to Welfare Island.

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