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The public's conscience was electrified when Hoffner compared residents' living conditions with those of the pigs in the neighboring pig sty.

Citizens were outraged when Hoffner pointed out that while the pig sty was heated and air conditioned and the pigs were bathed frequently, residents of the institution next door were not.

The superintendent of one state institution was quoted as saying, "The custody we give isn't as good as a state prison."

Pig Sty
Pigs in a neighboring sty had better
living conditions according to Hoffner.