Mississippi State Insane Asylum (Jackson) in The Town (Location)

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Jackson Asylum
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OutOfYoknapatawpha
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The Mississippi State Insane Asylum - referred to in the text as the "Jackson asylum" - was located in that city, the state capital, until 1935. In addition to Benjy Compson in The Sound and the Fury and Darl Bundren in As I Lay Dying , the narrator tells us his is where Henry Armstid is locked up for life after falling victim to Flem Snopes's buried money scheme at the Old Frenchman's bend mansion. (Jackson is mentioned again in the novel when Wall Snopes arranges to deliver a Jackson newspaper in Jefferson.)

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Only Mentioned in Text
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Continuous
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