Jail reform movement

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  • Areprisonsand jailsalllikethis?
  • Ionlyoweten dollars!
  • In1841awomannamedDorotheaDixagreedtoteachSunday schoolataprison.Dixwashorrifiedtoseesomanyprisonersinill conditions.especiallywhenchildrenaccusedofminortheftwhere jailedwithadults.
  • Icomeastheadvocateof helpless,forgotten, insane...menandwomen, Iproceedtocallour attentiontothepresent stateofinsanepersons, confined...incages, closets,cellars,stalls, andpens!Chained,beaten withrods,andlashedinto obedience!
  • Dixmadeithermissiontochangetheseconditionsandtoseeif prisonconditionswherelikethiseverywhere.
  • YippeeI'mfree!
  • Shevisitedhundredsofjails,prisons,anddebtorsprison.While peoplewherelockedupintheseprisonstheywherenotaloudto earnmoneytogetout.
  • Ms.Dix,thanksto yourdetailed reportswehave decidedtocreate mentalinstitutions.
  • Donotforgetabout thejailandprison conditions.AlsoI believedebtors prisonisvery unfair.
  • Whathorrifiedherthemostwasthatmentallyillpeoplewhere treatedverybadly.Shethenproceededtomakeadetailedreport fortheMassachusettsstatelegislature.Shesaid...
  • DorotheaDixmademanyotherreportsdemandingthereformof jailsprisonsandmentalinstitutesinotherstates.
  • ThePrisonReformmovementhasledtosaferandmoresanitaryjail andprisonconditions.Mostimportantlyadultcriminalsand childrennolongershareajailorprison.Alsomentallyillpeopleget thetreatmenttheyneedathospitalsandmentalinstitutions.
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