Dorothea

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  • Hello children! I'm going to be your Sunday school teacher!
  • Oh no! I promise I will help you soon.
  • Please, help us! My friend is mentally ill and she needs treatment and care, not to be in jail.
  • I will!
  • Please help us!
  • It's Dorothea Dix's first day teaching Sunday school in the jail.
  • I come as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane...
  • Dorothea realizes how bad the jail's conditions are.
  • Dorothea visits other jails and realizes that the conditions are terrible all over.
  • Thank you so much for helping me!
  • You're welcome!
  • Dorothea spoke to the Massachusetts state legislature about how bad the jails were, that they were crammed and people were treated terribly.
  • Law makers agree to create public asylums for the mentally ill and many significant changes were made to the way jails worked.
  • We agree to no longer put debtors in prison and we outlaw branding.
  • Thanks to Dorothea, the conditions of prisons and asylums was improved.
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