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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.

Feltham Borstal site, aerial view from the south-west. © Peter Higginbotham

The inmates were given a routine which included physical exercise, school lessons, work training, strict discipline and follow-up supervision after their discharge.

Feltham Borstal inmates, date unknown. © Peter Higginbotham

Feltham Borstal library, c.1945. © Peter Higginbotham

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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