Feltham Borstal, Feltham, Middlesex
In 1910, the former Middlesex Boys' Industrial School at at Bedfont Road, Feltham, Middlesex, was taken over by the Prison Commissioners. It was re-opened as a Borstal Institution, a new type of institution established by the 1908 Prevention of Crime Act to house young offenders between the ages of 16 to 21.
The inmates were given a routine which included physical exercise, school lessons, work training, strict discipline and follow-up supervision after their discharge.
In 1991, following a merger between Feltham Borstal and the Ashford Remand Centre, the site was redesignated as HM Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre, Feltham.
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- London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB. (The Ancestry website also has LMA records relating to workhouses and other institutions — more details.)
- Fox, Lionel W The English Prison and Borstal Systems (1952, Routledge & Kegan Paul)
- Behan, Brendan Borstal Boy (1958, Hutchinson)
- Hutton, John Portland Borstal Institutution Miscellany Volume 2 (2018)
- Lodge, Jeremy Lowdham Grange. Borstal! (2014)
- None identified at present.
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