The hospital was named after the Creeds a family that previously owned and farmed on the land. In the early 1870's, the land was purchased by New York State to be used as a firing range for the national guard. Creedmoor opened as a farm colony with 32 patients, who worked the farm to pay for room and board. The hospital believed that the fresh air, psychical labor and rural living would help cure mental illness, Creedmoor was self sustaining with the help of patients. In 1918 Creedmoor had grown to 150 patients, who were living in abandoned national guard barracks. In 1959 patient numbers exploded to 7,000 patients. With so many patients living in such close quarters, Creedmor came under fire in 1940's for unsanitary living conditions. By 1974 Creedmoor was a complete disaster, 3 rapes, 22 assaults, 52 fires, 130 burglaries, 6 suicides, a riot, a shooting, an attempted murder all in 20 months. In 1984, a patient died after being restrained in a straight jacket and an other one passed away from being beaten to death by a staff member. Staff members reported horrible conditions, outnumbered by violent patients, and having to sneak weapons in for self defense. The hospital is still open, thought some buildings are abandoned, it only has 470 patients.
I am not sure! Might be heavy security because this is still an active hospital.