When Bellevue Had to Evacuate Its Criminally Insane
Haggerty, E. (2013). When Bellevue Had to Evacuate Its Criminally Insane. Bedford+Bowery.
This article describes Bellevue Hospital’s experience during the evacuation of psychiatric patients after Hurricane Sandy. Sixty-one incarcerated psychiatric patients had to be evacuated from the 19th floor and transported to other facilities. During this evacuation patients were cooperative, which helped with the success of the evacuation.