[ UK /bˈɔːstə‍l/ ]
  1. formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
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How To Use borstal In A Sentence

  • It acts more like a housemaster in a progressive borstal. Archive 2008-02-01
  • ‘I thought he must be on day-release from borstal,’ recalls Belcher.
  • Frequently Ruth wondered why he hadn't ended up in borstal or some other institution.
  • When someone informed on him he was charged with handling stolen goods and sentenced to one year in borstal.
  • We performed in schools, old people's homes, borstals and prisons.
  • But without rehabilitation, the juvenile car gangs are likely to return from the modern day borstals, more menacing than before.
  • This film almost certainly paints a truer picture of day-to-day borstal life than the earlier film's rosily optimistic outlook.
  • He has left a trail of unwelcome headlines and a few bruises to boot, a roll model for borstal bowsies, certainly not juveniles who have not reached the age of selectivity but rather see him as a ‘star’ to be imitated.
  • The governor of a borstal institution tries to reform a group of juvenile delinquents through sympathy rather than punishment.
  • From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal, finally winding up in prison.
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