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New book ‘Madness’ documents the racism of a Jim Crow-era mental health facility

Crownsville Hospital in Maryland was one of the last segregated mental asylums in the country. Thousands of Black patients came through the overcrowded, understaffed hospital and many died there. NBC News correspondent Antonia Hylton began looking into the facility a decade ago and wrote the book, “Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum.” She joined Amna Nawaz to discuss Crownsville.

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