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  • It'sSundayandit's timeforeducation!
  • Whyarethese peoplecagedlike this?Theyneed treatment,not punishment!
  • Whyareyouall chaineduplike this?Thisisn't right!
  • DorotheaDixwasaskedtoteachSundayschoolata prison.Whatshesawthereweremenandboysalike chainedforsmallcrimes,withsomeevenincages.
  • WhatshockedDorotheathemostwasthetreatmentof thementallyillpeoplethatwereimprisoned.Theywere packedtightlyintocells,andtheywerebeatenwhen theymisbehave.
  • Weneedtochange ourprisonsystems!
  • Whenshewasdonewithherteaching,shevowedto maketheprisonsystembetterandmorehumane towardsitsprisoners.
  • Finally!Imfree fromdebtor's prison!
  • Dorotheawassodisgustedbythetreatmentoftheprisonersthat shegatheredinformationfortwoyearsandthentookitbefore theMassachusettsstatelegislature.
  • Dorotheatookherevidencebeforelawmakers.Herreportshocked thelawyers,whovotedtorevamptheprisonsystemsforthe better.
  • Dorothea'sactionscauseddebtorstonotbethrowninprison,as wellasmanymorementalhealthfacilitiestobebuilttohelpthe mentallyill.
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