one day in 1841 a Boston women named Dorothea Dix agreed to treach sunday school at a jail
Dix devoted herself to change the conditions in prisons she seen them in locked cages and bound in chains. she also saw children in adult prisons for little crimes. was it this way in every prison? she asked her self. she was committed to find this answer
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what shocked Dix the most of all was the way mentally ill people were treated most were locked dirty, crowded prison cells. If they misbehaved they were whipped. Dix and other reformers believed that he mentally ill needed treatment and care no, not punishment. Also only the wealthy could pay for the asylums and they were still over flowing
for two years Dix gathered infomation about the horros she had seen then she prepared a detailed rerport forthe masschusetts state legislature
Dix delveried her speech with a passion she said they were beaten with rods whipped,chained naked. shocked by
shocked by dix's reports law makers decided to build new public asylums for the mentally ill. She ended up completey what she set out to do and she did more she visted more prisons outside the state of massachusttests and spoke more and made more change for the good