Prison reform

Prison reform

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  • These conditions are terrible. No one should be here like this.
  • I cant teach in these conditions
  • Dorothea Dix Thought the prison conditions were absolutely horrible for people.
  • She did not want to teach in these conditions. She wanted better prisons for children.
  • "I come to you as the advocate of helpless, forgotten, insane... men and woman, i proceed... to call your attention to the present state of the insane persons, confined... in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! chained, naked, beaten with roots, and lashed into obedience!
  • For two years she collected information about the horrors shes seen
  • She prepared a detailed report about for the state legislator.
  • The legislators were shocked at what they heard.
  • She visted other prisons as well and continued her fight for healthy prisons until she died in 1887.
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