The Press: Crazy Carlin

Last week sleepy-eyed Allen Bernard, crack reporter on the New York Journal and American, escaped from New York's model Rockland State Hospital for the Insane. Sixteen days before, he had signed a voluntary admission slip as "Allen Carlin," had begun a 30-day incarceration. But Reporter Bernard was not suffering from a breakdown nor looking for an eccentric vacation. He was on a job: to investigate asylum conditions for an exposé of New York's politically controlled lunacy commission system. Sharp City Editor Amster Spiro had given him the assignment because Reporter Bernard had done some good sleuthing for the Journal before. But...

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