Dorothea DIx and Prison in the 17-1800's

Dorothea DIx and Prison in the 17-1800's

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  • Dorothea Dix was a big part in US history with problems in jails and prisons. She pushed to make it fair for everybody who went to jail or prison and make it fair for mentally ill to go to a safe place and be treated right. 
  • Intro
  • Will you please teach Sunday school at the jail?
  • Sure! I would love to teach Sunday school at the jail!
  • 1841
  • Local Jail
  • Jail conditions should not be like this! I need to find a way to make it fair for everyone!
  • The mentally ill should not be treated like this!
  • Mentally Ill asylum
  • We need to push for better conditions in jails and prisons! We also need to have the mentally ill treated better !
  • Conclusion
  • After campaigning for the rest of her life, Dorothea had finally convinced states to create special justice systems for children in trouble. She also made it so that states outlawed cruel punshments on the mentally ill.
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