Prison Reform and Temperance

By: Zane, Jacob, Will, and Brie

Conditions of Prisons and Asylums in the 1800s

"confined in this commonwealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, beaten with rods, lashed into obedience." -Dorothea Dix

This is what conditions were like in prisons and asylums in the 1800s. But, Dorothea Dix had come to change all that.

Juvenile Detention Centers

Reformers from Boston and New York, wanted to take children from jails and move them to juvenile detention centers.

Some of the big Prison Reformers

Auburn Prison Disaster

In 1821, in Auburn Prison, after being in solitary confinement almost 80 men either committed suicide or had complete mental breakdowns.


Holt Call to Freedom: Beginnings to 1877

Bibliography cont.

Bibliography cont.

Holt Call to Freedom Beginnings to 1877.