Prison Reform of the U.S. (1830s-1850s) by:Nick Glover and Michael Wiggin
The Prison Reform of the U.S. made changes such as having prisoners in separate cells for more of a rehabilitation experience as oppose to having many angry prisoners in one cell.
The Prison Reform of the U.S. made reforms to improve conditions of prisons. One of these reforms was to implement libraries in prisons to help keep them educated while incarcerated.
-Consider how the immigration boom contributed to an increase in urban crime
-Think about how abolitionists began challenging societal norms and how questioning the current system comes into play with prison reforms
-How did the treatment of criminals improve from the early 1850s?
-Discuss the significance that reformers such as Dorothea Dix and Dr. John Galt had
-Understand the importance of laying down a foundation for future improvements overtime and the early 19th century prison reforms accomplished this
-Connect the values that were ingrained in America's culture earlier, particularly in the north, and The Constituition to the advocation of better treatment for criminals