Dorothea Dix prison reform

Dorothea Dix prison reform
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  • " Wow the conditions here are terrible!"
  • I can't believe this, everyone is miserable here.
  • But who is going to do anything about it?
  • What if I fixed it?
  • Dorothea Dix visits a prison and discovers how terrible the conditions are. Prisoners are bounded in chains and are locked up in cells.
  • I could fix these conditions! I could help everyone!
  • Dorothea also learns that children who committed small crimes, debtors who owe less than $20 dollars and the mentally ill are all locked up in prisons.
  • Dorothea then thinks to herself that she could help the prisoners.
  • Dorothea takes on the challenge of changing conditions in prisons. Her decision will change her life forever.
  • Dorothea went to the Massachusetts state legislature to tell them her case.
  • The lawmakers were shocked at the conditions in the prisons. They decided to trust Dorothea and fix the conditions in prisons.
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