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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 Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres (now known as young offender institutions)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 Children Offences Act outlines the need and procedure of establishing and managing disciplinary centres and borstal institutions.
Boys from the nearby Feltham Borstal were sent to the unit if they had mental health problems.
Moors Murderer Ian Brady came in contact with vulnerable borstal boys for more than five years at Wormwood Scrubs prison, files reportedly show.
Boys from the nearby Feltham Borstal were sent to the unit if they had mental health problems - and the files show that concerns were raised in September 1976.
Ian Brady At the time boys from Feltham Borstal were reportedly sent to Wormwood Scrubs Hospital if they were suffering from mental health problems.
BAHAWALPUR -- The Punjab Prisons Department has dismissed from service 13 employees of the Borstal Institution and Juvenile Jail, Bahawalpur, on charges of dereliction of duty.
Punjab and Sindh have special prisons for juvenile prisoners, such as Borstal Institutions or Youthful Offenders Industrial Schools, whereas similar prisons for juvenile prisoners do not exist in other provinces/autonomous territories, such as Balochistan, KP, GB and AJK.
In 1946 it became an Open Borstal where inmates worked within the institution for a period before being sent out to local farms and factories.
BAHAWALPUR -- Additional District and Sessions Judge (AD and SJ) Bahawalpur Rana Abdul Hakeem Thursday visited Bahawalpur Borstal Institute and Juvenile jail.
ACTOR and comedian Keith Allen has revealed he loved being in borstal when he was a boy.
COMEDY star Keith Allen has said he loved being in borstal as a tearaway boy.