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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.
He highly valued the aid provided by the organization to the central reformatories in this aspect.
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.
Given research indicating a desire for the professionalization of women's reformatories' supervisors and wardens, perhaps it should come as no surprise that most of the women writing these articles were superintendents of or physicians in women's reformatories or prisons, or women statisticians for the prison system.
In addition to the multifaceted relationship between modern girls and the city that brought 'delinquents' to the attention of the court, Myers also discusses other issues of interest to urban historians including the geography and architecture of domesticity in two Montreal reformatories.
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.
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.
The order, with 10,000 members worldwide, said the reformatories represent "a time in the history of the Catholic church and religious orders of which we are not proud.