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borstal

a form of custodial sentence for young offenders, now superseded by young offender institutions.
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Cardiff Prison, "The total population of our prisons and borstals," he said, "has risen in round figures from about 20,500 to 24,500 by the end of March last.
But children need to be disciplined long before they are of an age to be sent to Borstal. The responsibility rests with the parents.
Before anyone starts shouting that Borstals do not work, then change them and make them work.
The establishment of reformatory and industrial schools in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century to replace child imprisonment were much more than just `precursors', but rather the principal influence which led to the creation of Borstals. There were many reasons for this change.
Like Betjeman, they ruthlessly describe places as they are: thus the setting of Claydon House, Buckinghamshire, the finest Rococo fantasy in England, is a 'cultural sink in which successive governments have been able to drop prisons, borstals, army camps and sinister experimental institutions'.
Borstals took their name from a prison in which county?
There are more criminals in gaols and borstals of Britain today than ever before.
If every teenager was a criminal, how come there are more prisons in this country than there are borstals?
Borstals were run like boarding schools in an attempt to reform young offenders.
We need zero tolerance on yob culture and tougher sentences for youngsters, including bringing back borstals and approved schools.
'The total population of our prisons and borstals,' he said, 'has risen in round figures from about 20,500 to 24,500 by the end of March last.