Prison & Asylum reform

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Objetives

  • Remove children from jails
  • Create institutions to treat mentally ill
  • improve prison living conditions

Motivation for reform

The sick and insane were confined in this common wealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, and pens! Beaten with rods, lashed into obediance. Also prisons were overflowing with men, woman, and children which were all thrown in together.

Successes of movement

  • Created new mental institutions called asylums.
  • Improved conditions for poor mentally ill.
  • Increased funds for asylums.
  • wide spread of asylums around the world