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Prison System in Antebellum America. By: Daniel Valencia. Problems. Problems From Reformers. Before, cells were made without any bench, table or a bed. Prisons faced over crowding and inadequate funding. Led to riots, mass escapes and assaults on prison guards. Solutions. Solutions.

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Problems from reformers
Problems From Reformers

  • Before, cells were made without any bench, table or a bed.

  • Prisons faced over crowding and inadequate funding.

  • Led to riots, mass escapes and assaults on prison guards



Solutions1
Solutions

  • After War of 1812, Boston and N.Y. moved children into juvenile detention centers.

  • The new Prison Reform was made by Louis Dwight.

  • Boston Prison Discipline Society


Impacts
Impacts

  • Dorthea Dix campaigned for mentally ill patients.

  • “ The insane were confined in this Commonwealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens beaten with rods, lased into obedience.”

  • Helped establish five hospitals in America

  • Went to Europe and pleaded for human rights to the Pope and Queen Victoria.

  • In 1841 was the beginning of Eastern Lunatic Asylum and this was the most publicly supported psychiatric hospital.


Sources
Sources

  • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/57125/prison_problems_of_the_past_and_present.html?cat=37

  • http://www.ushistory.org/us/26d.asp


Questions
Questions

  • Who made the prison reform?

  • What were the problems with prison systems?

  • What were some solutions to help the prisons?


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