Translation of borstal in Spanish:

borstal

reformatorio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbɔrst(ə)l//ˈbɔːst(ə)l/

noun

British

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    reformatorio masculine
    correccional (de menores) feminine
    • Let's build more hospitals, prisons and borstals.
    • He would have remained a borstal boy with a grudge against society who would probably have ended up in prison for a single sadistic killing.
    • In 1846 young offenders were separated from adults and sent to industrial schools, the precursors of borstal institutions, for treatment and rehabilitation.
    • These schools, which are often like Victorian borstals, still exist.
    • He was involved in crime from an early age, being sent to approved schools and borstal before ending up prison.
    • After its aristocratic owners moved on in the late 1930s, the house served in turns as a farming school, a centre for displaced people, a boys' private school and a borstal.
    • But without rehabilitation, the juvenile car gangs are likely to return from the modern day borstals, more menacing than before.
    • We performed in schools, old people's homes, borstals and prisons.
    • The governor of a borstal institution tries to reform a group of juvenile delinquents through sympathy rather than punishment.
    • Simply put, things don't exactly go well at borstal.
    • From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal, finally winding up in prison.
    • When I was young, kids who had been to borstal had a mark on their temple with Indian ink so you knew who they were.
    • Famously banned from the BBC's Play for Today slot in the 1970s, Clarke's harrowing drama about life inside a borstal was remade two years later as an equally notorious film.
    • They formed part of a raucous theatre group called Van Load, visiting borstals, pubs and the occasional prison to bring theatre to the masses.
    • ‘I thought he must be on day-release from borstal,’ recalls Belcher.
    • The punishment that we all most feared was being sent to a borstal.
    • When someone informed on him he was charged with handling stolen goods and sentenced to one year in borstal.
    • After a time teaching drama in borstals, prisons and community centres, he suffered two more breakdowns until one day, while sitting on a bus, his persistent angst, dread and fear of failure simply evaporated.
    • Then it felt like everything stopped, because I felt like I had no support and was really depressed for a few months about the prospect of going to borstal or somewhere.
    • For years, he had been in and out of the authorities' grasp, in borstal, and on a particular Swedish brand of psychiatric probation.