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Z Ward – Upstairs

Z Ward - Upstairs

From my 2017 archives. The full length of the central corridor at Z Ward, flanked by the open doors of inmate bedroom cells. The ceiling is very high, as you can see from the tall cathedral windows.

This is where the criminally insane of Adelaide were locked back in 1885. The criteria for being an inmate was having committed a crime and posing a danger to others and/or themselves due to insanity.

I currently work at a non-profit organisation for the intellectually disabled. We have come a very long way since Z Ward. Today the National Disability Insurance Scheme promotes individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination and decision-making, and actively prevents abuse, harm, neglect and violence.

Posted by Theen … on 2021-11-18 12:00:41

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