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ˈbɔr stəlborstal

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  1. borstalnoun

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


  1. borstalnoun

    Any of the prisons set up in Britain for delinquent boys from 1895 to 1983.

    Etymology: Named after Borstal Prison in Kent, England.


  1. Borstal

    A borstal was a type of youth detention centre in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. In India, it is known as a borstal school. Indian borstal schools are used exclusively for the imprisonment of minors or juveniles. Their objective is to ensure the care, welfare and rehabilitation of young offenders in an environment suitable for children and to keep them away from the contaminating atmosphere of a prison. The juveniles in conflict with law detained in borstal schools are provided various vocational training and education. The emphasis is given on the education, training and moral influence conducive to their reformation and the prevention of crime. As of 31 December 2011, there are 21 functioning borstal schools in India, with a combined total capacity for 2,218 inmates. In the UK, borstals were run by HM Prison Service and intended to reform seriously delinquent young people. The word is sometimes used loosely to apply to other kinds of youth institution or reformatory, such as Approved Schools and Detention Centres. The court sentence was officially called "borstal training". Borstals were originally for offenders under 21, but in the 1930s the age was increased to under 23. The Criminal Justice Act 1982 abolished the borstal system in the UK, introducing youth custody centres instead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of borstal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of borstal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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