There was a time when state institutions used to dot the landscape. No more.
And this is what we’re getting.
I remember a horrible case in CA when they first began “deinstitutionalization” (and I hate to say it, but Reagan was pretty much responsible for it there) where a paranoid schizophrenic pleaded not to be released because he said he knew he would do something horrible again. He said he felt “like a puppy on the freeway.”
Sure enough, only a few months later, he killed several people, among them his grandmother, who he cut up and barbecued and ate. There were several other cases, none that gruesome, but they all involved mentally ill individuals who had begged not to be released and then went on to kill people when they were.