An event that happened in the 1960s allowing over 850,000 mental patients to be free. It was created as an experiment to forbid the oppression of the civil rights of mental patients being helf in institutitons against their will. As a result, these patients are not monitored on their medication, and are free to roam the country as they wish. Many are living in the street, in prisons, or living where ever. The quality of life is a questionable matter in this. Is getting civil rights insured better than living a lower qualtiy of life?