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In 1870, a wing of Lambeth Asylum was converted for use as a maximum security psychiatric ward for the violent criminals.
The treatments as the Rotary Chair, solitary confinement and even the Electric Chair were common practices in the gaol wing of Lambeth (G Wing). The Electric Chair worked in some cases where the prisoner was suffering from depression. The Rotary Chair was presented as more of an experimental treatment as it had no scientific evidence behind the reasoning. Many of these practices only furthered along the violence of the inmates.
G Wing was not the sort of place anyone in their right mind would care to be locked up in the Victorian era. If they weren't violent to begin with, there is little doubt that they would be scarred for life within a few months of living among the outrageous inmate of Lambeth...