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reform school

reformatory (def 2).
Origin of reform school
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Only the other day a clergyman from up the state came into my office to tell of a fine reform school they had in his town.
  • The part that keeps them out of reform school, jail, and other areas of extreme social reaction.
  • The campaign to reform school lunch policy showed the power of every day people pushing for the policies they deserve.
  • After getting out of reform school, he went back home but didn't last long.
  • It lands them in trouble after a prank involving a hot dog vendor turns grisly and sends the boys to reform school.

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