The Welsch Case, 1972

Expert testimony spelled doom for Minnesota institutions Thirty-five years ago this week three national experts on habilitation of persons with mental retardation reviewed conditions at Cambridge State Hospital. Gunnar Dybwad,…

Operation Citizenship

State Hospital residents support Johnson/Humphrey in 1964 David Vail started Operation Citizenship in 1964 as part of his campaign against dehumanization in the state institutions. As medical director of the Minnesota…

Jessie Haskins

Student with disability causes system change On January 27, 1896, Jessie Haskins, a student with a disability at Carleton College, wrote to the editor of the Minnesota Bulletin of Corrections…