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[[ Colorado State Industrial School for Boys| Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center]] (“LMYSC”), known to all who reside or work there as “The Hill,” has served the state of Colorado as a forward thinking youth corrections program for more than a century. On February 12, 1881, Governor Pitkin enacted enabling legislation to create a humane and progressive rehabilitative school for incorrigible young men between the ages of 7 and 16. |+|
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The Kentucky General Assembly changed the name of the hospital to Western State Hospital
in 1919. Investigations by state officials and the Welfare Committee in the late 1930s resulted in renovations and higher standards. In 1950, 2,200 patients were admitted as "incompetent" with loss of rights. Tranquilizers came into use in 1955. By the late 1950s, several psychotropic medications were being marketed and there was a deinstitutionalization effort to weed out patients that did not need to be at the facility.