Prison and asylum reform in the

They also wanted better prison grounds with better conditions.

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Inmany of the eighty men at Auburn Prison committed suicide or had mental breakdowns after being locked in solitary; forcing the governor to pardon hardened criminals. Advocates for prisoners believed that deviants could change and that a prison stay could have a positive effect.

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The year also marked the beginning of the superintendence of Dr. She was so disturbed by what she saw she set out to reform prisons and asylums everywhere.

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The champion of discipline and first national figure in prison reform was Louis Dwight. Until the 19th century, juveniles offenders were passed into the custody of their parents. After returning to Boston, she opened a school for girls two years later. She contributed in building multiple mental health facilities. She was ahead when she began school and discovered a passion for reading and teaching. It later became clear the prisoners were no better off and often worse despite the interventions by outsiders. They wanted more separation; the mentally ill children should not be held together with the convicts.

Massachusetts had one private asylum, or hospital for the mentally ill. Her childhood was difficult; her father was an abusive alcoholic and her mother suffered from mental illness.

She continued campaigning for reform for the rest of her life. After she prepared reports demanding justice for the mentally ill, those states also created special mental hospitals.

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