‘I thought he must be on day-release from borstal ,’ recalls Belcher.
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.
From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal , finally winding up in prison.
The governor of a borstal institution tries to reform a group of juvenile delinquents through sympathy rather than punishment.
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.
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.
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 .
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 .
Simply put, things don't exactly go well at borstal .