Memorial Ceremony For State Hospital Patients

Sep 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018 -- The third Monday of September is the day to honor patients who died in California State mental hospitals and whose remains were unclaimed. The ashes of 1200 such patients are buried in one plot at Ukiah's cemetery, just a little way into the trees from the southwest end. Another 400 patients are buried there, to, memorialized with a large stone monument. We'll talk with Debi Davis, of Disability Rights California, about the California Memorial Project, and Julia Wood, who stayed at the Mendocino State Hospital in Talmage during her pregnancy in 1959.