Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane, Treating the Real Hannibal Lecters of This World

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: Life Inside One of America's Largest Hospitals for the Criminally Insane, Treating the Real Hannibal Lecters of This World

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Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Napa State hospital, known locally as 'Gomorrah', but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates. Napa State is one of the nation's largest forensic mental hospitals, dedicated to treating the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was 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 campus-like setting where peacocks strolled the well-kept lawns -- is a place of remarkable violence, where lone therapists lead sharing circles with psychopaths, where homemade weapons and contraband circulate freely and where patients and physicians often measure their lives according to how fast they can run.

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah affords an eye-opening look inside a facility to which few people have ever had access. Honest, reflective and at times darkly funny, Seager's gripping account of his experiences at Napa State hospital give us an extraordinary insight into a unique and terrifying world, inhabited by figures from our nightmares.

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ISBN : 9781760632366
BY (AUTHOR) Seager, Stephen
PUBLISHER : Allen & Unwin PUBLICATION DATE : January 02, 2018
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Australia IMPRINT : Allen & Unwin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm
WEIGHT : 250 g

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DESCRIPTION :
Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California's Napa State hospital, known locally as 'Gomorrah', but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates. Napa State is one of the nation's largest forensic mental hospitals, dedicated to treating the criminally insane. Unit C, where Seager was assigned, was 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 campus-like setting where peacocks strolled the well-kept lawns -- is a place of remarkable violence, where lone therapists lead sharing circles with psychopaths, where homemade weapons and contraband circulate freely and where patients and physicians often measure their lives according to how fast they can run.

Behind the Gates of Gomorrah affords an eye-opening look inside a facility to which few people have ever had access. Honest, reflective and at times darkly funny, Seager's gripping account of his experiences at Napa State hospital give us an extraordinary insight into a unique and terrifying world, inhabited by figures from our nightmares.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781760632366
BY (AUTHOR) Seager, Stephen
PUBLISHER : Allen & Unwin PUBLICATION DATE : January 02, 2018
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Australia IMPRINT : Allen & Unwin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 128 mm
WEIGHT : 250 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.