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Coalition to Stop Institutional Violence records

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Identifier: M027
Overview The Coalition to Stop Institutional Violence was founded in Boston in 1975 in response to the proposed establishment of a "special unit for violent women" at Worcester State Hospital. Comprising ex-mental patients, mental health workers, and prisoner rights groups, the Coalition launched an extensive letter-writing campaign forcing the Department of Mental Health to hold public hearings on the need for the unit. Widespread opposition to the plan prevented the unit from ever opening. The...

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  • Names: Women's Educational Center (Cambridge, Mass.) X
  • Subject: Reformatories for women -- Massachusetts X