The asylum was so overcrowded that patients were sleeping and sitting on the floors for lack of beds and chairs. The asylum staff was so overworked that cleaning was just not on the to-do list. Windows were so filthy that the interior of the asylum had been darkened. The once clean and cheerful wallpaper was dirty, disintegrating, and torn in places by the enraged asylum patients.
With no way to adequately calm and contain out-of-control patients, overwhelmed staff started locking the patients up in cages in the common areas so less troublesome residents could have a room. Patients were being given electroshock therapy and lobotomies against their will. And the once quaint and peaceful graveyard had been turned into a macabre 666-acre plot to accommodate the increasing numbers of dead bodies.