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reform school

reformatory (def 2).
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.
Encyclopedia Article for reform school

industrial school

correctional institution for the treatment, training, and social rehabilitation of young offenders.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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