The mentally ill are locked up in cages, closets, and pens. Most are chained, naked and beaten.
We will try to make the prisons better because being locked up and chained is inhumane.
Prison reform was the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration.
This is not right I will make it right for the prisoners
Thank you so much
1841 is when Dorothea Dix started the reform after visiting a prison to teach Sunday School.
How Things Changed
I vote for creating public asylums for the mentally ill
We will work towards creating that
Mentally ill were being locked up in dirty, crowded prison cells. There was only one private hospital in Massachusetts for the mentally ill, but only the rich could afford it. Dorothea Dix spent two years preparing a report about the inhumane treatment of the mentally ill. She reported they were locked in cages, closets, and pens. Most were chained, naked, and beaten. Massachusetts legislators voted to create public asylums for the mentally ill. She visited prison in other states.
Conversation with William Ellery Channing
Lets talk about the prison reform
She was a writer, teacher, and reformer. She was upset by what she saw when she went to teach a Sunday school class in jail. That started her career as a reformer. Because of her work in visiting prisons, she helped to bring about numerous new hospitals or mental health facilities for the mentally ill. She also traveled to Europe and helped to start hospitals for the mentally ill there.
Massachusetts legislators voted to create public asylums for the mentally ill. She visited prisons in other states. In 1852, because of her constant visits to Washington DC, Congress set up a Government Hospital for the insane, today it is called St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Because of her work in Pennsylvania, it was known to have two of the best prisons in the world.
William Channing and Dorothea Dix talked about prison reform and making hospital for the mentally ill. William was a Preacher and a theologian
I feel like going to prison just by owing someone 20 dollar isnt fair