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borstal

(ˈbɔːstəl)
n
1. (Sociology) (formerly in Britain) an informal name for an establishment in which offenders aged 15 to 21 could be detained for corrective training. Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres (now known as young offender institutions)
2. (Sociology) (formerly) a similar establishment in Australia and New Zealand
[C20: named after Borstal, village in Kent where the first institution was founded]

bor•stal

(ˈbɔr stəl)

n.
(in England) a school for delinquent boys; reformatory.
[1900–05; after Borstal, village in Kent, England]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.borstal - formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
reform school, reformatory, training school - correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
Translations

borstal

[ˈbɔːstl]
A. N (Brit) → correccional m de menores
B. CPD borstal boy Njoven m delincuente (que ha pasado por el correccional)

borstal

[ˈbɔːrstəl] n (British)maison f de correction

borstal

n (Brit old) → Jugendheim nt, → Besserungsanstalt f

borstal

[ˈbɔːstl] n (Brit) → riformatorio
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The session judges visited Central and Borstal jails Faisalabad and ordered the release of 103 prisoners from central jail and 8 juvenile prisoners from Borstal Jail on personal surety bonds.
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The Borstal programme, showing on TV, would sort a few out and in later years cost the country less in looking after them in prison.
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The discredited Borstal system, abolished by the Criminal Justice Act 1982, was much-feared, but 70% of the boys never re-offended.
A Scots bad boy has credited ITV's Bring Back Borstal show with changing his life.
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As they're disciplined in the same way they would have been in the 1930s, they're under the supervision of borstal matron Jenny Molloy (right) and governor David Wilson.
A THIRD of the youngsters taking part in an ITV show recreating a 1930s borstal quit after just week one.
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