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  • Those people are getting what they deserve. They should have paid when they had the chance ma'm.
  • Those men and women are not being treated properly! The ill should be in a hospital and those that owe money should be given a chance to earn the money!
  • *Snickers*
  • She continued to collect information about the horrors she had seen for the next 2 years. Then, she prepared a report for the Massachusetts state legislature...
  • The Prison Reform
  • Open your text books to page 341
  • I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane men and women. I proceed to call your attention to the present state of insane persons, confined in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience!
  • Ok! We'll create public asylums for the mentally ill.
  • Dix continued to visit prisons in other states and after preparing reports, demanding humane treatment for the mentally ill, those states also created special mental hospitals.
  • The Prison Reform
  • Open your text books to page 341
  • She continued campaigning for prison reform until she died in 1887, state governments no longer put debtors in prison. By this time most states had created special justice systems for children in trouble.
  • Many states had also outlawed cruel punishments, such as branding people with hot irons. Dix had shown that reformers could lead society to make significant changes.
  • The Prison Reform
  • Open your text books to page 341
  • Because of her brave actions, the sick are able to go to a hospital instead of a prison cell, those that are in debt are still able to earn money to pay back their debt, and the living conditions in jails and prisons are now safer. Dix greatly impacted our world today.
  • The Prison Reform
  • Open your text books to page 341
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