The nurses in charge of the asylum beat, choked, and tortured the patients. More often then not it started with them trying to be amused with the pain upon the patients. The nurses would get the patients to start crying so the could get a laugh from the suffering of the patients. But, once the crying escalates they told the patients to stay quiet. If the patient did not comply they would choke, hit, pull hair, and beat the patient. They often did it in another room so others could not see but everyone knew what was happening.