Sex is rife in retirement homes, some say. These people who always seem anonymous also try to claim that sex is rife inside the Hemmingwell Asylum For The Mentally different. They are one hundred percent wrong. With over sixty of the one hundred patients in straightjackets for most of their time inside the facility and the other thirty-odd being either people with depression or some other sort of mental illness, such as Delusional Paranoia or Agoraphobia, the chances of any other patient, although inmate is another word used, actually trusting another person to even speak with them properly was highly unlikely.
In all of its one year reign as the most "efficient" asylum in England, it has had over five hundred patients and cured many of them within a couple of months. Of course, that involved a lot of psychiatrists working in shifts around the clock. Generally called "Quacks" by the patients, these were some of the best in the country and ranked somewhere in the world's top one hundred psychiatrists, most likely compiled by someone who has far too much time on their hands.
Of course, this gruelling routine has its downsides. Psychiatrists here worked on eight hour shifts; morning, afternoon and night. The staff on the night shift were generally the worst and could probably pass for being a patient themselves, being deranged enough to come in between the hours of 10PM until 6AM and were the only shift to actually diagnose and treat patients in their own cell room.
However, there was some contreversy around England's most famous Asylum: the fact that they have treated and housed five hundred and seventy five patients, yet only just under four hundred have ever been accounted for. All evidence, what there was of it, showed no wrong doings by the staff and all the patient attacks and murders had been accounted for. New security officers were soon put into place and they roamed the derelict hallways everynight, watched by eyes that seemed to be there but were, in actual fact, just mere reflections of their torches off of various minerals embedded into the stone walls: bricks were too easy for some of the stronger patients to remove. They had never had a patient escape, even with the old security and there was very few incidents of violence inside the actual asylum walls.
The erecting of the asylum a year earlier also helped solve a problem in its surrounding area, the Hemmingwell estate. Notorious in it's reputation for crime and gang violence, the County Council had planned to build a prison. A prison that would stare deep into criminal's blackened hearts and drive fear through them all. It looked down on them all and, although not alive, the seamless nature of the exterior construct made it seem like it was grown, not made. And then there were the demonic gargoyles.
Knowing that this prison was a threat, many gangs fled the area, relocating to other towns whilst swinging a false bravado about them to hide their darkest fears which were realised by the building. And thus, the County Coucil had built a huge building, with no real use. the older prison was fine for now, but the previous aylum was falling to peices...
And thus, The Hemmingwell Asylum For The Mentally Different was born into reality, and it worked like clockwork, aside from the missing patients.
And the forgotten patient in block D...