1881 : First Female Reform School Opens in Adrian

August 3, 2018 all-day

On August 3, 1881, the Michigan Reform School at Adrian, headed and fully staffed by women, accepted its first inmate. The institution, the first of its kind in Michigan and the 12th in the U.S., provided care exclusively for minor female offenders.


Mich-Again’s Day.

Lenawee County Michigan State Industrial School For Girls, excerpts from Memoirs of Lenawee County Michigan, Volume 1, Richard Illenden Bonner, Editor, 1909

Related entry : Emma Hall.

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