Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/10/25/this-halloween-mental-health-advocates-are-taking-a-powerful-stand-against-attractions-depicting-asylums/

By Colby Itkowitz
October 25, 2016

When Amelia Joubert visited the local haunted Halloween attraction in previous years, she always avoided the "7th Ward Asylum." But last year, she decided to go in.

The attraction at Carowinds, an amusement park run by Cedar Fair Entertainment on the border of North and South Carolina, was described this way: "You would be crazy to tour this twisted asylum. Lost and tortured souls are all that remain, but you'll see plenty that will make you question your sanity. . The 7th Ward was home to the Carolina's most chronically insane. From murderers to crazed psychopaths, many of the poor souls trapped behind the Gothic walls would spend their entire lives there. As you walk these halls today, be sure to stay with your group. This is one place you don't want to be committed."