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formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison

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Criminal psychologist Professor David Wilson has been involved in a unique TV experiment Bring Back Borstal where young offenders volunteer to experience the strict regime of a 1930s–style reform school.
The Scottish crime expert's first posting was to a soonto–be–replaced Borstal called Huntercombe, near Henley.
Between 1955 and last year the number of offenders received into prisons and borstals under sentence increased from 29,000 to 34,000.
1957 "The figures of young men - this flood of angry young men into our prisons and borstals - discloses a situation which is causing the Government the greatest anxiety," said Lord Mancroft.
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.
The most sensible explanation of why Borstals appeared when they did was the simplest and most direct one.
The figures of young men - this flood of angry young men into our prisons and borstals - disclose a situation which is causing the Government the greatest anxiety," said Lord Mancroft.
Borstals were abolished in 1982 under the Criminal Justice Act.
A proposal to reinvent the Borstal was outlined by a Government quango yesterday.
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.
We have been lobbying Government to enable us to help improve opportunities for vulnerable children but boarding schools are not borstals or boot camps and a boarding education is not a panacea for the disruptive or the disaffected.
A revival of Borstals - run like boarding schools in an attempt to reform young offenders, and scrapped in 1982 - is likely to prove divisive, with opponents already accusing the Government of replacing one flawed system with another.
HM borstals and approved schools used such course material when it must still be available to further education and industrial training establishments.
Some have been to a borstal or even a prison by the time they're 21, the majority never go to a borstal or a prison in their life.