Education Reform

Education Reform

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  • This place is disgusting how do they live like this?
  • Oh My Gosh!!!
  • Yes officer
  • This has to change and i am going to be the one who does it
  • These kids should not be living like this, even if they are guilty
  • Sunday School
  • This is the 115th jail and several debtors' prisons, I have visited so many of them just keep getting worse and worse
  • One day in 1841, a Boston woman named Derothea Dix agreed to teach sunday school at a jail.
  • You want to know what i saw..Well let me explain
  • What she witnessed that day changed her life forever. She was horiffied to see so many prisoners bound in chains and locked in cages.
  • I'm going to get you out of here, just hang on
  • Dorothea Dix devoted her life into making these conditions better, for the mentally ill and the normal people.
  • Dix had shown reformers could lead society to make significant changes.
  • For 2 years she has gathered information about the horrors she has seen. She then prepared a detailed report for the Massachusetts state legislature.
  • She then visited many prisons in different states, after demanding that the mentally ill are treated properelly, those states then also created special mental hospital.
  • By the time she died in 1887, State Governors no longer put debtors in prison. Most of many states created justice systems for children who got in trouble. Many outlawed cruel punishments.
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