By: Xavier Solis & Ines Gwaneza
Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, establish a more effective penal system, or implement alternatives to incarceration. In the 1800 before prison reform people were treated harshly and prisons were overflowing with people. Many criminals died before their punishments. Prisons were very dirty, with diasese everywhere. Then came Dorothea Dix. Dorothea Dix was one of many leaders in the prison reforms. Louis Dwight made education possible in prisons. Eliza Farnham came up with rehabilitaion in prisons. These people helped Prisons become more sophisticated. Men, Women, and Children were thrown together in the most atrocious conditions. Something needed to be done: That's when Prison reforms where needed.
Dr. John Galt invited talk therapy. These people made Prison Reforms possible.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ZQ5dfZFaU - Dorothea Dix
1800s Prison Reform in the US - Tanner & Kunaal