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borstal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment, Youth
borstalbor‧stal /ˈbɔːstl $ ˈbɔːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable] British English old-fashioned  SCJSSYa special prison for criminals who are not old enough to be in an ordinary prison
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borstalAs the years had progressed a series of petty crimes had seen him in remand homes, borstals and finally prison.After a spell in borstal he was introduced to influential figures in the London underworld of the mid-60s.
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