Listed here are some of the reasons you could have gotten committed to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia in the late 19th-century. If they still put people in institutions for problems such as these, we would all be inmates. "Bad Company" would have covered the majority of people I know. Asthma? Kicked inthe head by a horse? I think they found the wrong hospital. Apparently, any kind of masturbation meant you were shipped off. "False confinement" really gets me- that's probably related to "Politics."
What is really chilling is to think of how difficult it was back then to get OUT of an asylum. Found at Dangerous Minds.