Bedlam County Penitentiary

Bedlam County Penitentiary was a private rehabilitation center specializing in social behaviors and disabilities. Patients arrived to Bedlam as a last hope for establishing a normal life. Due to the severe nature of the patients upon arrival, the center utilized several different treatments and approaches to behavioral correction, including techniques found in practices dating back to 1600, however, Bedlam was a leader in medical research.

Bedlam County Penitentiary

The center pioneered studies in LSD-assisted psychotherapy and found great success in electroconvulsive therapy with patients. After several months of treatment, many patients found their place in society and even establishing family households, a future many had written off. There were, of course, instances of immedicable patients many feared would be a threat to society and these individuals were kept at the Bedlam County Penitentiary as residents for the safety of the Tennessee community.

While much of the building is no longer structurally sound, it is said that the residence wing is still intact, but the spirits of the tormented individuals who never found peace seem to dwell within the walls of the building. The center is currently closed to the public, though many have trespassed, resulting in several fatal incidences following its closure. The Bedlam County Penitentiary stays guarded to prevent any future accidents to the curious minded.