Hello, I'm Dorothea Dix and i'm here to teach you every Sunday from now on.
She saw something that made her start to change the conditions of prison's.
She started to collect information
Dorothea Dix was born in April 4, 1802, April 4, 1802, Hampton, Me. Dorothea was the main leader of the prison reform because she wanted to change the conditions of the prisons.
She campaigned for better prison conditions.
WE NEED ASYLUMS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL!
She saw children being jailed and debtors being jailed for just owing $20 and mentally ill people being underfed, dirty, and in some cases they were chained to the walls and forced to sleep on the stone floors.
She convinced lawmakers to make changes to the prison conditions.
We have signed the papers to have prisons in better coditions.
She started to go prison to prison to collect information on the conditions that the mentally ill are living in.
Dorothea Dix dies and states start to change prisons.
Until her death in 1887 she campaigned for better conditions for the mentally ill.
She campaigned enough to change the minds of lawmakers to change the conditions of prisons.
When Dorothea dies the states started to assign the mentally ill to asylums, set debtors free, and now have special justice system for children.