reform school

noun
reformatory ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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reform school

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

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Example sentences
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.
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