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Dorothea Dix returned to America from spending a few months in England with her friend with determination to bring about reformations in asylums for the mentally ill.
I have witnessed the horrible conditions of these prisoners and patients. I believe that we need to allot more money to provide suitable care.
These prisoners are being treated terribly. We have to do something about it.
We have considered your proposal and we are going to allot more funds to expand the state mental hospital in Worcester.
Dorothea Dix then went on to produce similar results in New York and Rhode Island. She then extended her movement to Europe and beyond.
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