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reformatory

(formerly) a place of instruction where young offenders were sent for corrective training
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While it may be confronting to conceptualise why girls as young as 12 were confined in prison like conditions, the reformatory was a manifestation of a belief in the role of environmental manipulation for social improvement, (30) and all reformatories shared an emphasis on regularity, discipline, segregation and surveillance for reform.
Handbook of American Prisons and Reformatories. New York, NY: National Society of Penal Information, Inc.,
These included, in the case of Weimar Germany, religious organizations such as the Protestant Home Mission (only 6 percent of reformatories were state-run); in early Soviet Russia, the government was dependent upon the medical and legal assistance of the writers whose works are examined by Pavel Vasilyev.
For example, in footnotes or in the articles themselves, the authors were often identified as superintendents, medical providers, or researchers for reformatories, prisons, or other agencies in the criminal legal system (such as the Crime Prevention Bureau or the Bureau of Research).
DUBLIN, Ireland -- A long-awaited and brutally comprehensive study of decades of child abuse and neglect within Ireland's church-run network of reformatories, workhouses, orphanages, and other institutions was released on May 20.
The study ends with girls' violent revolts in Montreal's two reformatories in 1945 and 1946.
Norman thinks that there is an element of truth behind the recent suggestion by a Hull Councillor that parents of child offenders should be sent to reformatories. It is the experience of probation officers that one reason child delinquency is that game parents are quite incapable bringing up their offspring properly.
Ruling coalition lawmakers said Tuesday they have worked out legislation setting the minimum age of minors who may be sent to reformatories at 12, down from the current 14, modifying an earlier government-proposed plan to get rid of the minimum age requirement.
In the 1850s and 1860s, riotous and refractory pauper girls disturbed workhouses, prisons and reformatories in England, Ireland and Australia.
THE final compensation bill for thousands of people who suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse in industrial schools, reformatories and other childcare institutions could reach &560 million, new figures reveal.
During the trial, the teenagers admitted to the crimes and their lawyers had asked for them to be sent to a family court, where the severest decision against delinquent juveniles is to send them to juvenile reformatories.