Prison and Mental Health Reform
By: Logan Young, Andrea Clyburn, Nate Burnett, Kailey Webb
The Movement Proposed
Important Prison and Mental Health Reformers
A very vocal female reformer that known as "Voice of the Mad". Throughout her life, she was very outspoken towards gaining proper treatment for prisoners and the mental insane. She had also believed that punishment be reduced, separation of women and children and the mentally unstable. She had established five mental hospitals in America and pleaded for human rights in foreign nations such as Europe.
Dr. John Galt
Established the Eastern Lunatic Asylum, the first publicly supported psychiatric hospital in America. Suggested therapy treatments for the insane such as drug use, "Talk Therapy" and advocating outplacement rather than lifelong stays.
A female reformer that disguised herself as one of the "insane" to get a visual and physical representation of treatment in prisons. Her information was crucial towards sparking the movement.
Dr. John Galt
Steps Towards Reformation and Effect of Reformation
Modern Day Prison Reformation: The US Prison War on Drugs and Overcrowding
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