No More Patients At The SD Allen Complex

A second aesculapian complex exists on the Jemison Plantation called the SD Allen Intermediate Care Facility. As its historical significance is minimal, little is known about this institution. After the reforms in state run mental health care in Alabama following the Wyatt v Stickney case of the 1970s, this facility opened in 1976 with a focus on treating patients temporarily and then returning them to the community.1 In 2003 the Alabama Department of Mental Health closed and consolidated numerous facilities including SD Allen.2 It has been abandoned ever since.