As Coons and Bowman point out, criticism of the state hospitals seems to run in cycles. One such cycle occurred in the years following World War II. In 1946, Life Magazine ran an article exposing abuse and neglect in the 180 state mental institutions across the country (housing 400,000 patients). This aroused public indignation (and legislative appropriations), and 5 years later, a follow-up article in Life found conditions much improved. They cited Logansport as one of the success stories. Forty years later, more negative attention focused on Indiana state hospitals. In particular, Central State in Indianapolis was the subject of periodic scandals. The hospital was closed in 1994 by Governor Evan Bayh, with the idea that most patients would be cared for in community facilities. In a follow-up study several years later, about one-half of the patients were in the community. Forty-one percent were in other state facilities, 2% were in correctional facilities, 8% were in nursing homes, and 5% had died. As the authors point out, this is a microcosm of our experience with closing state hospitals across the nation. In the last decade, more patients have found themselves in the correctional system. Currently in Indiana, 6,393 persons with serious mental illness are incarcerated, and 2,413 occupy a psychiatric bed. Coons and Bowman assign blame to the Indiana State Legislature, blame that is surely deserved but hardly unique to Indiana.