A Boston women Dorothea Dix teaching sunday school at a prison
In a Massachusetts jail in 1841
They must not like this
This place is terrible
Theses conditions must be terrible how do they sleep on mattreses?
A Boston women Dorothea Dix decided to teach a Sunday school at a jail. She was horrified when she saw that the prisoners were strapped down in chairs and locked in the cages. After that day at prison changed her life changed forever.
I think this will help them a lot
We have created public asylums for the mental ill.
Children were accused of thefts and had to be jailed with adults, and most of the children were accused of minor crimes and they were treated as if they were adults, where the conditions were terrible everywhere.
Now I can go to bed thanks to the lawmakers.
Dix was shocked because of the way the mental ill people were being treated. They were being locked up in dirty prison cells. They were treated poorly if they misbehaved.
States have created special justice systems for kids in trouble
Dix gathered information for 2 years about the things that she witnessed. The she did a report for the Massachusetts state legislature. The lawmakers created public asylums for the mental ill people.
Now people can go to bed without worrying about their health, they didn't have to think about it either, and not worrying about being locked up anymore, thanks to the lawmakers.
By the time she died in 1887, state governments no longer put deports in prison, then states had creates special justice systems for children in trouble.