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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