Judiciary Psychiatric Hospital of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily
In February 2013 I visited the Judiciary Psychiatric Hospital of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Sicily), to draw a picture of the patients’ experience behind the imminent shut down of the institutes.
A JPH is a strucutre born in substituion of the former mental homes in Italy, which depends on the Ministry of Justice.
There are approximately 200 people interned within the Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto structure, most of them have committed minor crimes, about forty are convicted for murder.
All the caption are taken from the article of Mr. Adriano Sofri on La Repubblica: “Matti da slegare, l’inferno finisce di domenica” published on 17.2.2013
Translation by Margherita Fioruzzi