borstal training

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borstal training (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, law) The official term for the sentencing of young offenders to a special prison.
    • 1989, Richard Meredith Jackson, J. R. Spencer, Jackson's Machinery of Justice, page 277:
      The court could sentence them to 'Borstal training', which meant that they were detained in a Borstal institution for an indeterminate period of between six months and two years.