The Borstal Association 2

 

 

Background

In 1895, a government report found that young offenders became worse criminals after their release from prison. In 1900, the government set up centres for young offenders called Borstals, named after the town of Borstal in Lincolnshire.

The Borstal Association was set up in 1902 to improve the treatment and rehabilitation of young offenders. This excerpt comes from a report on their work between 1906 and 1908.

Taken from: The Borstal Association
Date: 1906 - 1908
Copyright: By permission of the Public Record Office
Shelfmark: HO 247/4