Orange is the New Black
Theodore William Dwight
Thomas Mott Osborne
Goals and Tactics
In 1829, the Pennsylvania eastern state penitentiary passed a reform in which every prisoners cell had its own excercise yard, personal hygiene facilities, and work areas that were more isolated.
In 1843 Dorethea Dix the conditions of the prisons with the help and support of several powerful men. This was followed by the legislature funding a bill for a mental hospital, getting the mentally ill out of prisons.
There was also the abolishment of debtors prison, and the Auborn system was created, where kept in seperate cells instead of being crammed together, and forbidden from socializing.
Prisons were changed so that they focused more on rehabilitation instead of harsh punishments.
Brutality of the treatment of prisoners was brought to light through books and new laws soon reforming prisons so that prisoners couldnt be harmed as badly. And cells were more hygienic so that the stench alone couldnt drive the prisoners away.