People both black and white wanted to get rid of slavery. People in the north still allowed southeren slavery. people such as Sojourner truth,Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass would try to end slavery. Harriet Tubman help slaves run away with what they call the Underground Railroad.
Children were in jail with adults they had little food source. They went to jail for something for a little debt like 20$. Even if you were mentally ill you would still go to jail. Dorothea issued a report for them to mentally ill hospitals, outlaw the crew punishments, not letting the Debtors to go to jail and having a justice system for kids.