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(in England) a school for delinquent boys that provides therapy and vocational training.
Historical Examples

Rest Harrow Maurice Hewlett
A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6 Various
The Wonder J. D. Beresford
Painted Windows Harold Begbie
Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck

noun
(formerly in Britain) an informal name for an establishment in which offenders aged 15 to 21 could be detained for corrective training. Since the Criminal Justice Act 1982, they have been replaced by youth custody centres (now known as young offender institutions)
(formerly) a similar establishment in Australia and New Zealand

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