Labor, Religious, and Prison Reform
Dorothea Dix encouraged legislators to improve conditions for convicted criminals. Before the reforms, prisons were considered places where criminals were punished. Afterwards, the focus shifted to preparing prisoners to become productive members of society.
Founder of the Mormon church.
Religious leader who led early Mormon settlers to Utah.
In addition to better conditions for the mentally ill, Dorothea Dix also advocated for improved prison conditions.
U.S. History - Unit I Labor Unions